The Providence Friars (5-1) will be at home in Dunkin Donuts Center when they meet the Rider Broncs (5-1). Providence opened as a 14-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 152 points. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Rider Broncs vs. Providence Friars ATS Preview
The Broncs were victorious over the Hampton Pirates in their last game, 94-80. With 14 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds, Rider’s Stevie Jordan put together a good outing. Rider dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.339 (above their season average of 0.282) and a turnover percentage of 11.8 (worse than their season average of 11.8). For those same stats, Hampton was 0.194 and 14.9, respectively.
The last time the Friars played, they thoroughly outplayed the Boston College Eagles, 86-66. With 20 points on 6-for-13 shooting, Rodney Bullock was the games leading scorer. The Friars, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.561, had an extraordinary mark of 0.685, while the Eagles had a free throw rate of 0.190 (below their season average of 0.245).
Second-chance opportunities might be few and far between for Providence in this meeting. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Friars rank 264th in offensive rebounding percentage (27.4 percent), while Rider ranks 87th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.0 percent). It will also be a tale of two styles as the fast-paced Broncs rank 27th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Friars rank 298th.
Games featuring these teams tend to go over the projected point total. Rider games have finished over 75.0 percent of the time, while Providence games have gone over 80.0 percent of the time. Both teams have outstanding straight up (SU) records (5-1 for Rider; 5-1 for Providence), but the Broncs have the advantage against the spread (ATS). Rider is 3-1 ATS, while the Friars are 2-3.
Rider Broncs vs. Providence Friars Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Providence, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Friars rank 243rd in three pointers attempted per game (19.0) while the Broncs rank 296th (17.6).
- Providence ranks 199th in blocks per game (2.9) while Rider ranks 214th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
- Rider ranks ninth in rebounds per game (40.6) while Providence ranks 276th (33.6).
- The Friars rank 45th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while the Broncs rank 208th (13.9).
- Providence averages 6.6 steals per game, which ranks 114th in the nation. Rider ranks 213th in steals allowed per game (6.7).