Niagara at Rider: 2/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Niagara at Rider: 2/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Rider Broncs (10-16) vs Niagara Purple Eagles (12-13)

Game Info: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gymnasium)

Betting Odds: Rider Broncs -1 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Niagara Purple Eagles and Rider Broncs face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Rider University Alumni Gym. When these two teams faced off on January 23rd it was Rider that came away with the 70-67 victory. 

Rider used a balanced attack with four different players that scored at least 11 points. Niagara was led by Sam Iorio who finished with 14 points. 

Niagara comes into this game with a 12-13 record overall and they have gone 13-11 against the spread. Coming into this game, Niagara has lost two of their last three games, but the one win came in their last game. Niagara is averaging 68.1 points while their defense is giving up 66.7 points per game. Marcus Hammond has been the top player for the Purple Eagles averaging 17.8 points while shooting 44 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Rider Broncs who sit with a 10-16 record and they have gone 10-14-1 against the spread. Rider has lost three games in a row and in the last game against Manhattan they gave up 84 points. Rider is averaging 67.5 points while their defense is giving up 69.7 points per game. Dimencio Vaughn has been the top player for Rider averaging 12.8 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field. There are four different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

Rider is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in Niagara’s last six games. The over is 3-0-1 in Niagara’s last four games following a straight up win. Rider is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games following a straight up loss. 

Rider has found a ton of success covering spreads after a loss, and they already have a win over Niagara this season. Look for Niagara to struggle to score, and Rider is going to get the job done. Back Rider against the spread. This is one of the best plays on the entire board for Friday. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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