Rider Broncos (7-7) vs Canisius Golden Griffins (5-9)Date : 01/11/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Rider Broncos vs Canisius Golden Griffins
The Rider Broncos will travel to Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo, New York, to battle the Canisius Golden Griffins on Friday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Golden Griffins halted a two game winning streak as they were unable to pull out a victory at home versus the Brown Bears in their last outing. And despite a slim, two-point lead at the half for the Golden Griffins, the Bears were able to post 49 points in the second half and which to tie the score and force overtime. During the overtime period, the visitors were able to outscore Canisius 13-6 en route to the much-needed victory as they were led by 50% shooting from the floor along with 31 points from Desmond Cambridge as he went 7-13 from three-point range on a night where the Golden Griffins connected on 10 attempts from long range.
Rider has rebounded well from a prior two game losing streak as they have won two straight games after kicking up a victory over the Quinnipiac Bobcats in their last outing as the Broncos were able to withstand 12 3-pointers from the Bobcats in this contest while shooting 43% from the floor in addition to capitalizing off 18 turnovers on the night for the visitors en route to the much-needed victory.
Rider Broncos's Latest Performance :
For the season, Rider is averaging 76 points on 45% shooting from the floor on a nightly basis this season. Nonetheless, they have scored at least 79 points in three of the last four outings, altogether. And while they shot a bit below their average versus the Quinnipiac Bobcats in their last outing at 43% while also shooting 4-18 from three-point range, their win can be attributed to their overall defensive prowess as they allowed 38% shooting for the Bobcats while neutralizing their offense in the second half after an outstanding first half to where the visitors posted 41 points, total, in which to enter the break with a 41 all tie.
Quinnipiac, nonetheless, received 24 points along with nine rebounds from Cameron Young to lead the team while Jacob Rigoni struggled from the floor on this night as he had just 14 points while going 4-13 from the floor as well as 3-11 from three-point range. Frederick Scott finished the game with 13 points along with 10 rebounds for the Broncos in this matchup while Anthony Jerome also chipped in 11 points in the much-needed win for Rider, their third in five outings.
In all, look for Rider to continue their recent success versus a Canisius team that are losers of two of their last three games on their home court. On the other hand, Rider may certainly run into their fair share of issues as they have not played well on the road either as of late in dropping four of their last five games, overall.
Canisius Golden Griffins 's Latest Performance :
After enduring a two-game losing streak recently, the Golden Griffins of Canisius rebounded in which to win two straight games before their meeting with the Brown Bears. Nonetheless, when all was said and done, the Golden Griffin certainly regressed on the defensive end as they allowed their opponents to shoot 50% from the floor while making good on 10 three-pointers on the night as Desmond Cambridge was the man of the night for the Bears as he ended with 31 points while going 7 – 13 from 3-point range to lead the team in scoring.
On the other hand, Canisius shot descent from the field at 49% while also making good on 13 3-pointers on the night; Yet, their inability to effectively shoot free throws along with rebound the ball proved to be the undoing for the Golden Griffins in this contest. Also, combine this with the fact that they committed 22 turnovers on the night, and the writing was essentially on the wall. In all, the ninety-seven point output to which Canisius allowed to Brown in this contest was the highest output in their last 10 games, overall. Nonetheless, they seek to get back on the winning track versus a Rider team that not only has the ability to put points on the board in bunches, but, have been known to allow opponents to score very efficiently in 2018.
How Rider Broncos & Canisius Golden Griffins Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rider is 4 – 10 against the spread while the OU is 7 – 6
Canisius is 5 – 9 against the spread while the OU is 5 – 8
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an interesting contest amongst these two teams that continue to be wholly inconsistent on the season. Nonetheless, the Golden Griffins will be looking to atone, defensively, for their outing versus the Brown Bears while Rider will be looking to continue their momentum in attempting to win their third straight outing in addition to increasing their overall offensive output on a game-by-game basis.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Canisius Golden Griffins
My reason for the pick :
While much respect can be given to the Broncos of Rider as they were able to recover from losing four of five games at one point recently in which to pick up two conference victories. However, due to their play away from home, I will have to back the Golden Griffins in this contest in which to pull out a much-needed conference victory on Friday night as I happen to feel that the home team will certainly be looking to atone for their lackluster performance on the defensive end in their last matchup and will work extra hard in which to ensure that they assert themselves on the defensive end early and often versus an inconsistent offense for the Broncos. With that being said, look for the home team to pull out a hard-fought victory in what will be an exciting, low scoring matchup throughout.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
These offenses have struggled mightily in 2018 and I certainly see these trends continuing in this matchup as both offenses will be going up against two defenses that will either be looking to atone for a dismal outing in their last time out, or, maintain their success after only allowing to 67 points to their opponent in their last outing. In all, once one should certainly expect a low-scoring contest, as stated, in this matchup amongst these two MAAC rivals as both offenses will struggle, yet again.
Betting trends for Rider Broncos:
- The Broncos are 2-5 against the spread in last 7 games
- The under is 6-3-1 in Broncos last 10 games
Betting trends for Canisius Golden Griffins :
- The Golden Griffins of 4-2 against the spread in last 6 games
- The over is 3-1 in Golden Griffins last 4 games