Rider Broncs vs Niagara Purple Eagles Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rider Broncs vs Niagara Purple Eagles
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Gallagher Center in Lewiston, NY
TV: Youtube TV
Gallagher Center is the site where the Niagara Purple Eagles (6-5) will attempt to defeat the Rider Broncs (5-6) on Sunday.
The Rider Broncs took the court against Georgia and took a loss by a score of 78-72 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Broncs ended up finishing with 17 while Georgia finished the game with 12 fouls. They made 13 out of their 25 attempts from long range. Georgia went 59.1% when shooting free throws by burying 13 of 22 attempts. On top of that, Georgia snagged 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Georgia recorded 14 assists and had 4 steals in the game. When talking about defense, Rider allowed the other team to go 44.8% from the floor on 26 out of 58 shooting. They also doled out 17 assists for this contest in addition to creating 9 turnovers and having 3 steals. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 37 with 12 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Broncs converted 8 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Rider walked away from the game with a 43.5% field goal percentage (30 of 69) and buried 4 of 17 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tariq Ingraham is a player who was a contributor in the matchup. He walked away with 15 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He played 20 mins played and snagged 7 boards. He ended up going 71.4% from the field and also earned 1 assist.
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Rider heads into this contest with a record of 5-6 this season. They have an average of 72.1 points per contest (179th in Division 1) while going 43.5% from the floor. The Broncs are shooting 34.2% on 3-point shots (65 of 190) and 76.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Rider is collecting 37.9 boards per game and is sitting with 136 dimes on the year, which is 344th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 10.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.5 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Broncs are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.6 fouls. They are ranked 66th in D-1 in giving up assists with 141 surrendered so far this year. Broncs defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.3% (259 of 612) and they relinquish 34.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They concede 37.3% on shots from distance and they are 203rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.4).
For their last game, the Niagara Purple Eagles got the victory with a final of 73-67 against Binghamton. The Purple Eagles earned 23 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards totaling 25 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 3 steals in the matchup. Binghamton committed 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Purple Eagles to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They were able to make 21 of those for a clip of 84.0%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Niagara made 6 out of 12 tries (50.0%). When the game finished, the Purple Eagles finished the game shooting 23 for 44 from the field which had them at 52.3%. The Purple Eagles permitted Binghamton to knock down 25 out of their 58 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.1% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 29.4% from 3-point land via 5 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 15 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Niagara allowed Binghamton to grab 25 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Noah Thomasson was important for the Purple Eagles in this game. He totaled 27 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 4 assists in this matchup. He made 9 out of 20 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.0%, and earned 4 rebounds.
Niagara has a win-loss mark of 6-5 for the year. The Purple Eagles have committed 15.3 fouls per contest while shooting 72.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per game (291st in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 12.1 times per contest. Niagara has totaled 712 points on the year (64.7 per game) and they pull in 33.1 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Purple Eagles are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which ranks them 213th in college basketball.
The Niagara defense concedes 34.5% from downtown (67 of 194) and their opponents are making 69.2% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 9.3 dimes and 32.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is 15th and 89th in college hoops. The Purple Eagles defensively are ranked 106th in D-1 in PPG given up with 65.7. They are forcing 9.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (145th in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Niagara
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