Rider vs Saint Peter’s Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 10 seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks (13-17, 7-13 MAAC) play in the MAAC Tournament against the No. 2 seed Rider Broncs (16-13, 13-7 MAAC) on Wednesday at Boardwalk Hall, starting at 9:30 PM.

The Broncs play the Peacocks in a game that Rider is currently a healthy favorite by 6.5 points. The point total for the game is set at 125.

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Odds

Point Spread for Rider vs. Saint Peter’s

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Rider as the favorite.

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Rider has -279 odds to pick up the win, while Saint Peter’s is listed at +225 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 125 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Arena: Boardwalk Hall

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Betting Trends

Rider has 13 wins against the spread in 28 games this season. The Broncs have been favorites in 18 games this season and have come away with the win 12 times (66.7%) in those contests. Rider’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 44.8% of the time (13 out of 29 games with a set point total).

Saint Peter’s has 12 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. The Peacocks have put together a 6-12 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Saint Peter’s has gone over the point total 34.5% of the time this year (10 of 29 games with a set point total).

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Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Key Players to Watch


Mervin James leads the Broncs at 6.9 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.5 assists and 12.9 points. Allen Powell puts up 10.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson averages 6.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.5 blocked shots.

Saint Peter’s

Isiah Dasher is the Peacocks’ top scorer (13.5 points per game), and he posts 1.2 assists and 4 rebounds. Latrell Reid is the Peacocks’ top assist man (3.7 per game), and he puts up 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jaylen Murray is putting up 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, making 37.3% of his shots from the field and 35.3% from 3-point range, with 1.5 treys per contest. Corey Washington is putting up a team-high 5.1 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 7 points and 0.3 assists, making 72.5% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Rider Broncs

Rider has compiled a 9-10-1 conference record against the spread this season. The Broncs are scoring 70.4 points per game (204th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 67.5 points per contest (102nd-ranked). So far this year, Rider is grabbing 33.1 boards per game (99th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 29.1 rebounds per contest (63rd-ranked).

While Rider is in the bottom 25 in the nation in three-pointers per game with 5 (seventh-worst), it ranks 231st in college basketball with a 33.3% three-point percentage. With 8.4 threes conceded per game, the Broncs are 315th in the country. They are ceding a 35.5% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 288th in college basketball.

The Broncs have a 6-3-1 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Rider has hit the over seven times. Rider’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, putting up 72.9 points per contest compared to the 70.4 it has averaged this season. The last 10 games have seen Rider give up 0.8 more points per game (68.3) than its season-long average (67.5).

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

Saint Peter’s conference games have hit the over eight out of 21 times this season. On offense, the Peacocks are the fourth-worst squad in the nation (62 points per game). On defense, they are 44th (65.1 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, Saint Peter’s is 185th in college basketball in rebounds (31.6 per game) and 20th-best in rebounds conceded (27.7).

Saint Peter’s is 315th in the country in 3-pointers made (6 per game) and seventh-worst in 3-point percentage (29.6%). In 2022-23 the Peacocks are 24th-best in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (5.8 per game) and 208th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.2%).

The Peacocks are 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 games. Saint Peter’s has hit the over in six of its past 10 games. Saint Peter’s has played better offensively over its last 10 games, tallying 62.8 points per contest, 0.8 more than its season average of 62. In their last 10 games, the Peacocks are ceding 66.9 points per game, 1.8 more points than their season average (65.1).

Rider vs. Saint Peter’s Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Rider, and we project that Rider will cover the spread (Rider -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 125 points.

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How to bet Rider vs. Saint Peter’s

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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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