Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Friday, January 14, 2022
Venue: Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrence Township, NJ
Where to Watch: ESPN3
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Quinnipiac NL, Rider NL; Over/Under: NL points
Bet365: Point Spread: Quinnipiac +2, Rider -2; Over/Under: 145.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Quinnipiac NL, Rider NL; Over/Under: NL points
Quinnipiac Bobcats: (7-6, 6th place, MAAC)
Rider Broncs: 5-8 (9th place, MAAC)
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Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Rider Broncs Preview and Analysis
Quinnipiac Bobcats: 3-2 last 5
Rider Broncs: 2-3 last 5
Quinnipiac Bobcats Analysis
Quinnipiac is coming into this game with a 7-6 record overall and they are 2-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 6th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 2-3 in their conference games this season. Their last win was against the Niagara Purple Eagles but they have gone on a 2 game losing streak since then with losses coming against Niagara and the Canisius Golden Griffins in their last game. Jamil Riggins led the team in points in that game off the bench with 15 while Brendan McGuire was next on the team with 14 points. Dezi Jones led the team in assists in that game with 4 while Matt Balanc led the team in rebounds with 9. They are 44.2% from the field, 33.4% from 3-point range, and 76% from the free throw line with their shooting this season. Their offense is averaging 73.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 69.6 PPG against them. Quinnipiac has an ATS record of 5-7 this season and their O/U record is 6-6.
Rider Broncs Analysis
Rider is coming into this game with a 5-8 record overall and they are 3-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 4th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 1-2 in their conference games this season. Their last loss was against the Marist Red Foxes but they have gone on a 2 game winning streak since then with wins coming against the Gwynedd Mercy University Griffins and the Marist red Foxes in their last game. Allen Powell led the team in points in that game with 15 while Dimencio Vaughn and Dwight Murray Jr. were both next on the team with 14 points each. Murray Jr. led the team in assists in that game with 11 while Vaughn led the team in rebounds with 10. They are 39% from the field, 30.7% from 3-point range, and 74.9% from the free throw line with their shots this season. Their offense is averaging 67.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 71.8 PPG against them. Rider has an ATS record of 3-9 this season and their O/U record is 5-7.
Quinnipiac vs Rider Prediction
Rider is coming into this game as a 2 point favorite with the current betting odds according to the bookmakers. Rider has played well in their home games this season with a 3-1 record there. They are coming into this game after winning 2 straight which is the opposite of Quinnipiac as they have lost 2 straight coming into this one. Quinnipiac has also lost their last 2 games by double digits and they will likely continue to struggle in their road games here. The best bet to place in this game is on Rider to cover the spread here.
Quinnipiac Rider Prediction: Our NCAAB Pick for Friday, January 14, 2022 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Rider 76 Quinnipiac 68.
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NCAAB Betting Trends
Quinnipiac Bobcats: 28-17 O/U as a road underdog of 6 points or less or pick. 5-1 O/U in road games. 22-10 O/U at road when the line is +3 to -3. 21-15 O/U in a road game where the total is 140 to 149.5. 18-7 O/U off an upset loss to a conference rival as a favorite. 17-9 O/U after playing a game as favorite.
Rider Broncs: 42-21 O/U as a home favorite of 6 points or less or pick. 26-15 O/U at home when the line is +3 to -3. 19-8 O/U in a home game where the total is 145 to 149.5. 28-13 O/U off an upset win as a road underdog. 13-7 O/U after scoring 40 points or more in the first half in 2 straight games.
Quinnipiac Bobcats: None.
Rider Broncs: None.
“I’ve got to work much harder. It’s a different level, it’s another league outside the MAAC that’s competitive … there’s players bigger and stronger than me and I have to just keep getting better.” - Kevin Marfo after coming back to Quinnipiac for a 4th year there.
“We were not shooting good, and we need to start shooting more in 2022. Everybody locked in. … We came together as a team started working together.” - Dwight Murray Jr. on everyone practicing their shooting during their covid-19 break and then translating that to results in their first game back.
D. Murray Jr
PPG: M. Balanc (15.5)
APG: S. Lewis (4.1)
Reb/G: K. Marfo (10.3)
PPG: D. Vaughn (13.1)
APG: D. Murray Jr (3.9)
Reb/G: D. Vaughn (7.2)
Quinnipiac Bobcats: Baker Dunleavy (5th season)
Rider Broncs: Kevin Baggett (10th season)