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Rider Broncs vs Penn State Nittany Prediction 12/29/2023

The Rider Broncs (3-9) travel to face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-6) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park and televised on B1G+. Both Rider and Penn State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 ET.

Rider Broncs vs Penn State Nittany Lions

The Rider Broncs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Rider is 3-9 overall through 12 games. So far this season, all of the Broncs’ games have been played on the road. Heading into today’s game, Rider has a 0-6-1 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Rider have had an average of 138.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.8 points. Their over/under record is 3-4-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Broncs’ games have averaged 153 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.

The Penn State Nittany Lions Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After 12 games, Penn State has a record of 6-6. In away games, the Nittany Lions have yet to win a game with an 0-4 record, while they have a 4-1 record at home. As of today’s game, Penn State has a 3-6 record against the spread. In their last five games, the team is 2-3 ATS.

After 12 games, Penn State has an over/under record of 4-4-1, with their games averaging a combined 146.1 points per game so far. When looking at the Nittany Lions’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

Rider Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Broncs’ offense tallied 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71.8 points per game. Mervin James is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 19.2. Meanwhile, Allen Powell also brings a PPG average of 10.2 into the game.

Mervin James (F) 19.2 7.5 1.8
Allen Powell (G) 10.2 1.6 2.6
Corey McKeithan (G) 9.8 4.2 3.1

Penn State Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Penn State offense ended with 75 points against Maryland. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.7% and made 8 threes. Leading Penn State in scoring vs. Maryland was Kanye Clary with his 25 points. Adrian Baldwin Jr also added 16 points for the Nittany Lions.

Kanye Clary (G) 17.3 3.5 2.8
Adrian Baldwin Jr (G) 13.9 1.8 4.1
Qudus Wahab (F) 10.1 9.0 0.7

Rider Team Defense

In terms of defense, Rider is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 74.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Monmouth, the Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 77 points vs. Rider.

Penn State Team Defense

The Nittany Lions’ defense is presently ranked 138th nationally, allowing an average of 70.0 points per contest. Against Maryland in their most recent game, the Penn State defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Maryland to hit 34% of their shots.

Broncs vs Nittany Lions Trends

  • Although Rider has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 3-6-1. The team averaged 68 points per game in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Nittany Lions have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 74 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Broncs have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • The last three games that Penn State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.

Broncs vs Nittany Lions Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Nittany Lions vs. Nittany Lions game, our recommendation is to take the Nittany Lions at -14.5. Despite our model showing the Nittany Lions winning 75-68, we like Broncs as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Broncs and Nittany Lions to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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