Saint Peter's vs Rider Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/14/24

Rider (15-16) vs Saint Peter's (16-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Boardwalk Hall)

Betting Odds: Rider +1.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and Rider Broncs meet Thursday in the college basketball MAAC Championship Quarterfinal at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs Rider Broncs prediction.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks Betting Preview

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are coming off losses to Rider and Quinnipiac. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are averaging 65.9 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Corey Washington is averaging 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Latrell Reid is averaging 11.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. Michael Houge is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Roy Clarke is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

Rider Broncs Betting Preview

The Rider Broncs recently beat Niagara, Canisius, and Saint Peter’s. The Rider Broncs are averaging 72.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Mervin James is averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Allen Powell is averaging 10.4 points and 3.1 assists. T.J. Weeks Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Tariq Ingraham is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs Rider Broncs prediction

This line has flipped since the opener, and I'm not buying it. The Rider Broncs enter the tournament playing the better basketball and haven't lost a game since February 10. Rider also beat Saint Peter’s twice this season, which includes a win a week ago. Rider beat the Saint Peter’s Peacocks on the road in January as 6.5 point underdogs. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are coming off back to back bad blowout losses. I'll fade the public and grab the free bucket with the Rider Broncs in the MAAC Championship Quarterfinal.

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

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