Rider Broncs vs Manhattan Jaspers Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rider Broncs vs Manhattan Jaspers
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rider (+4)
Draddy Gymnasium is the venue where and the Manhattan Jaspers (0-0) will take on the Rider Broncs (0-2) on Friday. Rider opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 132.5.
Rider enters this one with a win-loss record of 0-2 this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Rider is grabbing 29.5 boards per contest and has tallied 29 dimes so far this year, which is 276th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Broncs are hitting 35.3% on 3-point shots (18 of 51) and 71.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 65.5 points per contest (247th in the nation) while hitting 39.1% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Broncs are forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 134th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 44 conceded for the year. The Broncs defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 50.4% (61 of 121) and they concede 41.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 41.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 290th in college basketball in opponents PPG (84.5).
The Rider Broncs played the St. John's Red Storm and took a loss by a final of 82-79 in their last game. Rider finished the game with a 49.1% FG percentage (28 out of 57) and made 11 out of their 24 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Broncs converted 12 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 29 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 dimes for this game in addition to having 5 steals and 4 blocks. With respect to defense, Rider allowed 49.1% from the floor on 28 of 57. St. John's doled out 20 assists and 9 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Red Storm snagged 38 boards (16 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 4 blocks. St. John's shot 61.1% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 18 attempts. They also converted 5 of 18 tries from long range.
Dwight Murray Jr is a player who saw a lot of minutes for this contest. He left the arena with 19 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and totaled 6 rebounds. Jr ended up going 46.7% from the field and dished out 7 dimes. Someone else that was a contributor in this game for the Broncs was Allen Powell. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field in the matchup by going 6-of-9 (17 points). Overall, Powell was on the hardwood for 37 min.
Manhattan had a win-loss mark of 13-18 last year. Manhattan accounted for 1,924 points over the course of last year (62.1 per contest) and they collected 34.5 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Jaspers hit 39.6% from the field, which was ranked 300th in the nation. The Jaspers were responsible for committing 20.5 fouls per game and they shot 62.1% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 12.6 times per game (208th in college basketball) and they coughed up possession 13.9 times per game. The Jaspers on defense were ranked 85th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 64.2. They forced their opponents into 14.9 TO's every game and let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (146th in college hoops). The Manhattan defense allowed 34.5% from downtown (180 of 522) and their opposition knocked down 68.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They conceded 12.1 dimes and 35.7 boards per game, which ranked them 132nd and 158th in college hoops.
When they last played, the Manhattan Jaspers took a loss by a final score of 63-49 against the Siena Saints. The Jaspers were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 32 in this matchup. They also stuffed 4 shots while recording 4 steals in the game. The Saints were called for 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Jaspers to the charity stripe for 10 tries. They were able to convert 5 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Manhattan made 4 of their 18 tries (22.2%). In all, the Jaspers finished the game shooting 20 out of 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 34.5%. The Jaspers permitted the Saints to convert 26 out of their 57 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.6% for the game. They finished the game shooting 31.6% from downtown by connecting on 6 out of 19 and ended up going 5 of 10 at the free throw line (50.0%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Manhattan permitted Siena to snag 35 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Pauly Paulicap saw the court a lot for the Jaspers in this contest. He buried 5 of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, which earned him 12 points. Paulicap totaled 12 boards in his 26 minutes played and had 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who saw a lot of action for Manhattan was Christian Hinckson. He was able to score 9 points in 28 minutes on the court by going 4 of 10 shooting for the contest. Hinckson wrapped this one up going 40.0% from the field as well as collecting 2 dimes and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Rider (+4)
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