Saint Peter's vs Rider Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23
Rider Broncs (16-13) vs Saint Peter's Peacocks (13-17)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Boardwalk Hall)
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will play the Rider Broncs in the Quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament on Wednesday night at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Saint Peter’s Preview
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are 13-17 (7-13) this season after they defeated Fairfield by a score of 70-52 in their last game. Saint Peter’s was tied at halftime of this game, but they were able to outscore Fairfield by a total of 42-24 in the second half. Saint Peter’s shot 48% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. The Peacocks recorded 30 rebounds and forced 15 turnovers in the game. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are averaging 61.7 points per game, 65.5 points against per game, 35 rebounds per game, and 10.5 assists per game. Isiah Dasher has led the Peacocks this season with 13.5 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 1.1 assists per game. Saint Peter’s is shooting 39% from the field, 69.1% on free throws, and 29.2% on three pointers this year.
The Rider Broncs are 16-13 (13-7) this season after they lost to Iona by a score of 80-78 in their last game. Rider scored 46 points in the second half of this game, but they were unable to get many stops on defense. Rider shot 54.1% from the field, but only had five made three pointers in the loss. The Broncs recorded 29 rebounds and only turned the ball over seven times in the game. The Rider Broncs are averaging 70.4 points per game, 67.5 points against per game, 36.1 rebounds per game, and 11.3 assists per game. Dwight Murray Jr. has led the Broncs this season with 15.9 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Rider is shooting 45.5% from the field, 73.6% on free throws, and 33.4% on three pointers this year.
Rider comes into this game after having the second best record in the MAAC this season, while Saint Peter’s was towards the bottom of the conference. The MAAC is one of the most unpredictable conferences, especially when it comes to the conference tournament, so anything could happen here. Saint Peter’s is only scoring 61.7 points per game and they are shooting 39% from the field. Rider is scoring 70.4 points per game and they are shooting 45.5% from the field. I like Rider in this one.