Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Saints versus the Broncs? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) in Lawrenceville, NJ. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 134.5 points, and Rider is favored to win by -13 at home vs. Siena.

SIENA SAINTS VS RIDER BRONCS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Siena Saints +13

This game will be played at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.

WHY BET THE SIENA SAINTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Broncs.
  • Even though we have Rider winning straight-up, we like Siena at +13.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Saints Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

Today, the Siena Saints are on the road, where they have gone 1-9 this season. They have lost four straight games, including their most recent game, a 63-52 loss to Saint Peter's.

So far this season, Siena has gone 3-17 overall, including a record of 2-7 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Saints have been underdogs in 18 of their 20 games, going 2-16 in those games.

As the underdog, Siena has gone 7-11 against the spread this season and 3-0 in their last three road games. On the year, the Saints are 7-13 vs. the spread and 6-4 in road games. Their ATS mark as the underdog over the last 10 games is 5-5.

Today's over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Siena's games this season (137.8). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 111 points and their over/under record during that span is 0-3. On the year, their over/under record is 8-11-1.

Against Saint Peter's, the Siena had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 61 points per game. They scored 52 points and posted a field goal percentage of 41.9% in the game. In terms of offense, the Saints have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 365th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 399th in percentage and 355th in three-pointers made.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Siena is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 75.8 points per game (256th). So far, the Siena defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 16.1 times per game (716th).

Can the Broncs Hold Strong at Home?

After winning their last two games, Rider is 7-13 on the season. They have gone 4-5 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play compared to their 3-8 non-conference record. At home, the Broncs are 3-3 this season, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games at home.

For the season, Rider has been the favorite in six of their games, going 3-3 in those matchups. On the other hand, they have gone 3-10 as the underdog. So far, their average scoring margin at home is +3.0 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Rider has gone 3-3 vs. the spread. At home, the Broncs are 3-3 ATS and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. Over their last three home games, Rider has gone 2-1 ATS.

On the season, the over/under record for Rider currently sits at 11-8. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 144.4 points compared to an average over/under line of 142.5, resulting in an average margin of +1.9 points. This year, 15 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today's line of 134.5. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 132 points compared to their season average of 144.4 points per game.

In their recent game, the Broncs' offense concluded with 66 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71 points per contest. On offense, Rider has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today's game with a field goal percentgage of 41%. So far, they are 203rd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 72%.

At this time, the Broncs' defense is positioned 237th in the country, permitting 75.2 points per game. So far, the Rider defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (624th).