Rider Broncs vs. Drake Bulldogs ATS Prediction 12/19/18

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The Drake Bulldogs (7-2) will be at home in the Knapp Center when they go head-to-head with the Rider Broncs (4-4). The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Rider Broncs at Drake Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Bulldogs dismantled the Buena Vista Beavers, 98-52, while the Broncs were beaten by the UCF Knights, 84-70.

Drake played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.629 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2. Buena Vista put up marks of 0.286 and 25.5, respectively, for those same stats. Rider, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.4 vs. 27.9). Drake rallied around Nick Norton, who had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Dimencio Vaughn played a key role for Rider with 14 points and five rebounds.

This game should be a battle of contrasting paces. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Rider has preferred to play fast (35th in possessions per game), while Drake has been more half-court-oriented (166th in possessions per game).

Rider Broncs at Drake Bulldogs Free Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Drake averages 15.4 assists per game, which ranks 51st in the NCAA. Rider ranks 192nd in assists allowed per game (15.2).
  • The Broncs rank 42nd in steals per game (7.8) while the Bulldogs rank 121st (6.1).
  • Drake averages 3.0 blocks per game, which ranks 113th in the NCAA. Rider ranks 147th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
  • The Bulldogs average 24.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 94th in the NCAA. The Broncs rank 217th in three pointers allowed per game (25.8).
  • Rider averages 38.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 54th in the NCAA. Drake ranks 163rd in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).