Rider vs Saint Peter’s Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Rider Broncs (15-12, 13-6 MAAC) square off against the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (11-16, 6-13 MAAC) on Thursday at 7:00 PM ET in MAAC play, aiting on ESPN+.

Rider is a moderate 3.5-point favorite against Saint Peter’s when the Broncs play the Peacocks on Thursday. A 127-point over/under is set for the game.

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Odds

Point Spread for Rider vs. Saint Peter’s

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Rider as the favorite.

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Rider has -165 odds to pick up the win, while Saint Peter’s is listed at +145 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 127 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Arena: Yanitelli Center

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Betting Trends

Rider has played 26 games, with 11 wins against the spread. The Broncs have been chosen as favorites in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win 11 times (64.7%) in those games. Rider’s games this year have gone over the point total 11 times in 26 opportunities (42.3%).

Saint Peter’s has 10 wins against the spread in 26 games this year. The Peacocks have won four of the 15 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (26.7%). Saint Peter’s has hit the over 30.8% of the time this year (eight of 26 games with a set point total).

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Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Key Players to Watch


Mervin James paces the Broncs at 7.2 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.6 assists and 13 points. Allen Powell is putting up 10.7 points, 2.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game. Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson is putting up 6.5 points, 1 assists and 5.9 rebounds per contest.

Saint Peter’s

Isiah Dasher leads the Peacocks in scoring (13.7 points per game) and assists (1.2), and averages 4 rebounds. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Latrell Reid is the Peacocks’ top assist man (3.6 per game), and he produces 6 points and 4.4 rebounds. Jaylen Murray is posting 11.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, making 36% of his shots from the floor and 31.6% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 triples per game. Corey Washington is No. 1 on the Peacocks in rebounding (5.2 per game), and posts 7.4 points and 0.3 assists. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 1 block.

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What you need to know about the Rider Broncs

So far this season, six out of Rider’s 18 MAAC games have hit the over. The Broncs are 215th in the nation with 70.1 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 97th with 67.3 points allowed per game. Rider is pulling down 33.5 rebounds per game (83rd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 29.4 rebounds per contest (82nd-ranked).

The Broncs put up 70.9 points per game when playing at home, compared to 68.5 points per game away from home, a difference of 2.4 points per contest. Rider has struggled to sink threes, ranking sixth-worst in college basketball with 4.9 threes made per game. It ranks 278th with a 32.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this year. The Broncs are ceding 8.3 three-pointers per game (302nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.6% (234th-ranked) from downtown.

The Broncs have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Rider has hit the over five times. Rider’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, racking up 71.3 points per contest compared to the 70.1 it has averaged this season. Rider has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 66 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 67.3 it has conceded per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Saint Peter’s Peacocks

A total of six Saint Peter’s conference games this season have gone over the point total. On offense, the Peacocks are the third-worst squad in the nation (61.3 points per game). Defensively, they are 45th (65 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, Saint Peter’s is 164th in the country in rebounds (32 per game) and 23rd-best in rebounds allowed (27.8).

At home, the Peacocks average 67.3 points per game. Away, they average 56.6. In 2022-23 Saint Peter’s is 326th in the country in 3-point makes (5.8 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (28.4%). In 2022-23 the Peacocks are 21st-best in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (5.7 per game) and 178th in defensive 3-point percentage (33.8%).

The Peacocks have gone 4-6 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Four of Saint Peter’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. While Saint Peter’s is putting up 61.3 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its previous 10 games, tallying 59.5 points per contest. In their past 10 games, the Peacocks are surrendering 64.4 points per contest, 0.6 fewer points than their season average (65).

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Rider, and we project that Rider will cover the spread (Rider -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 127 points.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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