Rider at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Rider Broncs head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 13.5 point favorites.
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Rider comes into this game with an overall record of 6-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 83.0 points per game while giving up 80.3 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Rider Broncs Betting Trends
The Rider Broncs are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Rider Broncs are 6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-8 against the over/under this year
Key Rider Broncs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stevie Jordan averages 15.4 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.1 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%. Jordan Allen averages 16.6 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Lamar Stevens averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Tony Carr scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncs allow 80.3 points per contest which is 318th in Division 1. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 236th and 179th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 302nd, and they allow 15.2 assists per game which puts them in 285th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in the nation. Rider averages 83.0 points per contest this year, which is 42nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 235th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 126th in college basketball. They average 39.0 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 167th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 238th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions give up 65.3 points per game, which ranks them 52nd in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 96th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 91st with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 320th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest this year. Penn State is 109th in Division 1 with 78.3 points per contest this season. They are 91st in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 102nd in D-1. They are 143rd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 169th in assists per game with 14.2. The Nittany Lions are 135th in turnovers per contest with 14.2.
The Broncs are 272nd in the country in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 103rd. They are 37th in college basketball in pace with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 228th. As a unit they are 223rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 188th in D-1. Rider is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 245th in the country.
Penn State is 165th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 66th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 25th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.4, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 117th. They are 128th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 146th. As a unit they are 149th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Rider +13.5 and under 151 total points
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