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Rider vs Manhattan Pick & Preview: Sunday, February 5th Betting Odds
Broncs vs Jaspers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Rider Broncs at Manhattan Jaspers
- Where: Riverdale at Draddy Gymnasium
- Date: Sunday, February 5th
- Betting Odds: Rider -3, RIDER -159 | MANH +129 O/U 136.5
The Rider Broncs head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 12-9. So far, the Broncs have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 6-6. This season, Rider has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 8-4. For today’s contest, Rider has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Rider will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dwight Murray Jr. who is averaging 16.45 points per game for the Broncs. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Broncs’ offensive game plan is the play of Mervin James who has hit 48.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.1 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Rider this season, as they are currently ranked 307th in college basketball at 67.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.2%, placing them 357th in the NCAA.
Manhattan heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-13. Currently, the Jaspers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 4-6. So far, the Jaspers have been the underdog 17 times, going 7-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Manhattan’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Nelson, who is averaging 15.43 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 22.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.67 rebounds per game and 4.57 assists. Josh Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Jaspers, averaging 12.39 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 38.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Manhattan this season, as they are currently ranked 210th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Jaspers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 438th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Rider Broncs -3
For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the Rider on the spread as -3 point favorites over the Manhattan Jaspers. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread on the road, as the school is 6-4 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a Manhattan unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Broncs take care of business and cover as -3 point favorites.