The Rider Broncs (5-5) will attempt to put an end to the six-game winning streak of Wagner when they welcome the Seahawks (6-1) to Alumni Gymnasium. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Wagner Seahawks vs. Rider Broncs ATS Preview
The last time the Seahawks played, they easily got past the Mercy College Mavericks, 75-41. Blake Francis was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 6-for-15 shooting. Wagner dominated every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.4 (better than their season average of 19.4) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.434 (below their season average of 0.521). Mercy College was 22.8 and 0.267, respectively, for those same stats.
The Broncs are hoping for a better outcome after their 88-82 loss to the Hofstra Pride in their last matchup. Stevie Jordan led Rider in scoring with 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Hofstra did a great job of getting and making free throws (17-18; 94.4 percent). Rider, on the other hand, forced the Pride into a turnover percentage of 25.9 (above their season average of 13.0).
This game should be a showdown of conflicting paces. Since the 2016-17 season, Rider has preferred a fast-paced style of play (27th in possessions per game), while Wagner has been slower-paced (326th in possessions per game).
The Broncs won the lone contest against the Seahawks last season, 70-67. The Broncs dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.296 and a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 45.2. For those same stats, the Seahawks put up marks of 0.197 and 39.0, respectively.
Wagner Seahawks vs. Rider Broncs Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Rider, ATS Winner – Rider, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Wagner averages 39.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 37th in the NCAA. Rider ranks 214th in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).
- The Seahawks rank 42nd in assists allowed per game (11.5) while the Broncs rank 199th (14.0).
- Wagner ranks 74th in blocks per game (3.9) while Rider ranks 192nd in blocks allowed per game (4.2).