Rider vs Nebraska Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/13/23
Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0) vs Rider Broncs (1-1)
Game Info: Monday, November 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers -15.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Rider Broncs will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a non-conference game on Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rider is coming off of a blowout loss to Marquette, while Nebraska has won two games in a row to start the year.
The Rider Broncs are 1-1 this year after they lost to Marquette by a score of 95-65 in their last game. Rider trailed 49-32 at halftime and they allowed 46 points in the second half for the loss. The Broncs shot 39.4% from the field and they allowed 13 three pointers in the game. Rider did defeat Immaculata by a score of 113-67 in their first game. Rider is scoring 89 points per game with 46 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game, while allowing 81 points against per game this year. Mervin James has led the Broncs this year with 16.5 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Rider is shooting 48.3% from the field, 58.3% on free throws, and 31% on three pointers this season.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-0 this season after they defeated Florida A&M by a score of 81-54 in their last game. Nebraska scored 41 and 40 points in each half, but they only allowed 25 and 29 points to Florida A&M. The Cornhuskers shot 41.1% from the field and out rebounded their opponent by a total of 55-35 in the win. Nebraska defeated Lindenwood by a score of 84-52 in their first game. Nebraska is scoring 82.5 points per game with 49.5 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game, while allowing 53 points against per game this year. Rienk Mast has led the Cornhuskers this year with 16.5 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Nebraska is shooting 44.6% from the field, 67.7% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers this year.
Nebraska has started the season with two very solid wins and they have scored 81 and 84 points in those two games. The Cornhuskers have also locked down on defense and have only allowed 54 and 52 points. Rider got a blowout win against a non-Division 1 school, but they were dominated by Marquette in their last game. I am surprised to see this line this low, as I would have thought Nebraska would be a bigger favorite. The Cornhuskers should play very well on both ends of the court and I like them to win this game by 20+ points.