Norfolk State Spartans at Rider Broncs Free Prediction


The Rider Broncs (2-3) will be at home in Alumni Gymnasium when they challenge the Norfolk State Spartans (4-6). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Norfolk State Spartans vs. Rider Broncs Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Broncs fell to the UCF Knights, 84-70, while the Spartans got blown out by the 19th-ranked Michigan Wolverines, 63-44.

Norfolk State had a better turnover percentage (16.9 vs. 14.2) while Rider had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.4 vs. 27.9). Rider received a boost from Dimencio Vaughn, who recorded 14 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Nic Thomas fueled Norfolk State with nine points and five rebounds.

Rider appears to have an advantage on the offensive glass in this meeting. Since the 2017-18 season, the Broncs rank 68th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 percent), while Norfolk State ranks 177th in defensive rebounding percentage (71.5 percent).

Norfolk State Spartans vs. Rider Broncs Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Norfolk State averages 38.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 68th in the NCAA. Rider ranks 213th in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).
  • The Broncs average 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 89th in the country. The Spartans rank 167th in assists allowed per game (13.9).
  • Norfolk State ranks 180th in three pointers attempted per game (21.3) while Rider ranks 254th in three pointers allowed per game (26.1).
  • The Spartans average 3.8 blocks per game, which ranks 72nd in the country. The Broncs rank 190th in blocks allowed per game (4.6).
  • Norfolk State ranks 35th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Rider ranks 121st (6.2).