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Rider Broncs (4-8) vs. Marist Red Foxes (7-6)
January 9, 2022 2:00 p.m. EDT
The Line: Marist Red Foxes -9.5 / Rider Broncs +9.5; Over / Under: 130.5
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The Rider Broncs will travel to the McCann Arena to take on the Marist Red Foxes this Sunday afternoon in college basketball action.
The Rider Broncs ended their 4-game losing streak and improved to 4-8 this season after beating the Gwynedd-Mercy College Griffins, 82-57, on December 20.e. Rider led by a 40-27 margin at halftime and had no trouble securing the win after taking a 60-38 lead with 12:07 remaining in regulation. Rider shot 46.7% from court and 41.9% from beyond the arc while keeping Gwynedd-Mercy College just 38.8% from court and 28.1% from beyond the arc . Allen Powell led the way for the Broncs with 22 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
Over the season, Rider is averaging 66.2 points per game with 37.8% shots from the field. The Broncs are averaging 5.8 three-pointers per game with 28.8% from over the arc. Offensively, Rider was led by Dimencio Vaughn (13.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.3 spg), Dwight Murray Jr. (12.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1, 3 spg), Allen Powell (8.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.0 apg), & Marvin James (8.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.0 ppg).
Defensively, Rider allows his opponents to average 71.5 points per game with 41.3% shots from the field. The Broncs have a rebound margin of -2.4 and a turnover margin of 2.4.
The Marist Red Foxes have improved to 7-6 this season after beating the Fairfield Stags, 60-51, last Friday. Marist was sidelined on the defensive end against Fairfield and pulled away after a 19-2 run gave Marist a 56-37 lead with 5:47 left in regulation. Marist shot 41.7% from court and 31.8% from beyond the arc while keeping Fairfield just 28.3% from court and 19.4% from beyond the arc. Ricardo Wright led the way for the Red Foxes, who managed a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists.
Over the season, Marist is averaging 68.2 points per game with 41.1 percent of shots from the field. The Red Foxes are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game with 33.9% from beyond the arc. Offensively, Marist was led by Ricardo Wright (14.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.2 rpg), Jao Ituka (13.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.1 rpg), Samkelo Cele (10, 1 ppg, 3.8 rpg), & Raheim Sullivan (9.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, Marist keeps his opponents averaging 68.2 points per game with 41.1% shots from the field. The Red Foxes have a rebound margin of -0.1 and a turnover margin of -0.4.
The Broncs are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games, however, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games at Marist. The Red Foxes are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Rider has struggled on both ends of the pitch this season as the Broncs enter this game ranked just 292sd by scoring an offense 343e in% FG, & 246e by scoring the defense. The Marists were guided by their defense which ranks at 178e in scoring defense & 109e in defensive FG%, however, the Red Foxes have struggled to score points on the board and currently only rank 211e by marking the offense.
Rider has had some success in recent years against Marist, however, Rider has struggled a lot lately and has already lost at home to the Red Foxes by a 79-67 margin in early December. Marist has looked solid this season, which included a near upheaval at Iona last week, and as I think the Red Foxes are once again giving the Rider trouble defensively, I’m taking Marist to cover that big home spread. Good luck!
Brett Nault’s Free Pick:
Marist red foxes -9.5