Rider Broncs vs. Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Prediction 01/17/20

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The Rider Broncs (9-6, 3-2 MAAC) will be at the Gallagher Center to go head-to-head against the Niagara Purple Eagles (4-11, 2-2 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Rider Broncs vs. Niagara Purple Eagles ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Purple Eagles won a close one over the Iona Gaels 70-69, while the Broncs were victorious over the Marist Red Foxes 69-52.

Rider played a perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 (above their season average of 31.6) and a free throw rate of 0.186 (matching their season average). Marist had marks of 14.3 and 0.132, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Niagara’s 14.4 turnover percentage was their largest strength over Iona, who had a rate of 16.8. The Purple Eagles’ mark was better than their season average of 14.8. Niagara’s Raheem Solomon had a good outing, contributing 17 points and 10 rebounds. Rider, meanwhile, was lifted by Dimencio Vaughn, who finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

The Broncs dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both contests. In the last matchup, Rider won 97-81. The Broncs’ 13.2 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Purple Eagles, who had a mark of 17.4. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Second-chance opportunities could be hard to find for Niagara in this matchup. The Purple Eagles rank 345th in offensive rebounding percentage (19.4 percent), while Rider ranks 20th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.4 percent).

Rider at Niagara Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Rider, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Rider ranks 25th in rebounds per game (40.5) while Niagara ranks 276th (27.7).
  • The Broncs average 12.7 assists per game, which ranks 159th in the NCAA. The Purple Eagles rank 237th in assists allowed per game (16.6).
  • The Purple Eagles average 21.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 137th in the country. The Broncs rank 260th in three pointers allowed per game (26.8).
  • Niagara ranks 17th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Rider ranks 118th (6.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Broncs have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (9.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.6 points per game (2.7 below their season average).
  • The Purple Eagles’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.0, down from 9.6 for the season.