Rider Broncs at Quinnipiac Bobcats Betting Prediction 01/07/20

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The Rider Broncs (8-4, 2-0 MAAC) will be at the People’s United Center to take on the Quinnipiac Bobcats (6-5, 1-0 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Rider Broncs at Quinnipiac Bobcats Betting Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Bobcats defeated the Marist Red Foxes 63-58, while the Broncs beat the Siena Saints 85-77.

Rider dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.560 (above their season average of 0.277) and a turnover percentage of 20.9 (worse than their season average of 17.1). For those same stats, Siena recorded marks of 0.232 and 24.0, respectively. Quinnipiac, meanwhile, out-rebounded Marist. The Bobcats had 14 offensive rebounds and 41 total rebounds, while the Red Foxes had four and 27, respectively. Rich Kelly played well for Quinnipiac with 18 points. Rider received a boost from Dimencio Vaughn, who finished with 27 points and six rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Bobcats won the most recent game 98-88. Quinnipiac’s 0.323 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Rider, who had a rate of 0.234. This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

Second-chance points could be scarce for Quinnipiac in this battle. The Bobcats rank 244th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.7 percent), while Rider ranks 28th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.7 percent). This game should be a showdown of opposite styles. The fast-breaking Broncs rank 33rd in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Bobcats rank 288th.

Rider Broncs vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats Free Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Quinnipiac, ATS Winner – Quinnipiac, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Quinnipiac ranks 12th in three pointers attempted per game (29.3) while Rider ranks 259th in three pointers allowed per game (27.4).
  • The Bobcats average 14.0 assists per game, which ranks 94th in the NCAA. The Broncs rank 156th in assists allowed per game (13.6).
  • Quinnipiac ranks 50th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Rider ranks 88th (3.3).
  • The Broncs rank 12th in rebounds per game (41.9) while the Bobcats rank 171st in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
  • Quinnipiac ranks 40th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Rider ranks 112th (6.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 70.2 points per game (1.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.4 points per game (6.5 below their season average).
  • The Broncs have been outscored by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Rider has defeated opponents by an average of 2.4 points.