Rider Broncs vs Manhattan Jaspers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rider Broncs vs Manhattan Jaspers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rider (+3)
The Manhattan Jaspers (13-18 last season) host the Rider Broncs (0-2) at Draddy Gymnasium on Saturday. Rider opens this game as 3-point dogs. The O/U opens at 133.5.
Rider will enter this contest with a record of 0-2 this year. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Rider is pulling in 29.5 boards per contest and has totaled 29 dimes for the season, which is 276th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Broncs are connecting on 35.3% on 3-pointers (18 of 51) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. They average 65.5 pts per game (250th in D-1) while connecting on 39.1% from the field. When they are on defense, the Broncs have forced 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 15.0 fouls. They concede 41.7% on 3-pointers while they are 290th in D-1 in PPG allowed (84.5). The Broncs defense is giving up a FG percentage of 50.4% (61 of 121) and they surrender 41.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 129th in college hoops in giving up assists with 44 relinquished for the season.
The Rider Broncs played the St. John's Red Storm and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-79 in their last game. Rider wrapped up the contest having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and buried 11 of 24 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Broncs knocked down 12 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled 29 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists for this game as well as earning 5 steals and 4 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Rider allowed the other team to go 49.1% from the field on 28 out of 57. St. John's doled out 20 assists and 9 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Red Storm had 38 rebounds (16 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 4 rejections. St. John's ended up going 61.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 18 attempts. They made 5 out of their 18 tries from long range.
Dwight Murray is someone who saw a lot of court time for the contest. He finished with 19 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. Murray ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor and distributed 7 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Broncs was Allen Powell. He snagged 3 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He finished 66.7% from the field in this matchup by hitting 6-of-9 (17 points). Overall, Powell was on the court for 37 min.
Manhattan had a record of 13-18 last season. The Jaspers were responsible for committing 20.5 fouls per game and they shot 62.1% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 12.6 times per game (209th in college hoops) and they lost possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest. Manhattan accumulated 1,924 points over the course of last season (62.1 per contest) and they collected 34.5 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jaspers shot 39.6% from the floor, which ranked 299th in college basketball. The Jaspers on the defensive side of the court were 85th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 64.2. The Manhattan defense surrendered 34.5% on 3-pointers (180 of 522) and their opponents knocked down 68.3% of their free throw shots. They forced their opponents into 14.9 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 41.8% from the floor (145th in D-1). They allowed 12.1 dimes and 35.7 total boards per game, which had them ranked 132nd and 159th in college hoops.
For their last game, the Manhattan Jaspers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 63-49 when they played the Siena Saints. The Jaspers were able to corral 21 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the matchup. They rejected 4 attempts while getting 4 steals for this game. The Saints committed 12 personal fouls in the game which got the Jaspers to the charity stripe for a total of 10 shots. They were able to convert 5 of them for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Manhattan knocked down 4 of their 18 tries (22.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Jaspers shot 20 for 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.5%. The Jaspers permitted the Saints to knock down 26 of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.6% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.6% from beyond the arc via 6 of 19 and finished the contest at 5 of 10 at the free throw line (50.0%). In relation to attacking the glass, Manhattan allowed Siena to grab 35 in total (9 offensive).
Pauly Paulicap ended up being a major contributor for the Jaspers for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 12 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, which had him sitting at 12 points. Paulicap pulled down 12 boards in his 26 minutes and accounted for 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended up being a major factor for Manhattan was Christian Hinckson. He notched 9 points in his 28 minutes on the court by going 4 out of 10 from the floor for the matchup. Hinckson ended the game having shot 40.0% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Rider (+3)
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