Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs 1-20-2023

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs 1/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs 1/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


This Friday’s edition of the College Basketball action will feature the clash between the Niagara Purple Eagles and the Rider Broncs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference competition at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.


Niagara enters this MAAC match-up with one game above .500 at 9-8 overall and 4-4 in conference play with a 2-6 road record this season.


The Purple Eagles look to end a three-game skid after a two-point home loss to the Marist Red Foxes at 64-66 on Sunday.


Niagara’s defense faltered after yielding 66 points on 53.3% overall shooting and 41.2% from the three-point range.


On the offense, the Purple Eagles played with good ball rotation converting 52.0% of their attempted shots but wasted ball possession 10 times.


Guard Noah Thomasson is Niagara’s top offensive player for the year averaging 18.3 PPG on 46.6% FG shooting and dished out a team-high 3.4 assists per contest.


Forward Aaron Gray is the next leading scorer with an average of 13.1 PPG while Forward Sam Lorio grabbed a team-leading 5.6 rebounds per match with a second team-high 8.2 PPG.


Guard Bryce Moore pitched in an average of 5.5 PPG in shooting a team-high 45.9% from beyond the arc.   


The Niagara Purple Eagles are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 matches versus Rider Niagara is 5-15 SU in their last 20 outings against the Broncs.


The Purple Eagles are 2-8 SU in their last 10 road contests and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road versus Rider.


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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs Predictions 1/20/2023


The Rider Broncs are back home looking for their second straight win by hosting Niagara Purple Eagles in a MAAC hardcourt duel on Friday.


Rider is 7-9 overall, 4-3 in conference play, and placed 4th in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with a 3-2 home record on the season.


The Broncs beat the Iona Gaels at 70-67 in their recent road contest played on Sunday that ended a three-game losing streak.


Rider was a better team on defense in this match-up limiting Iona to just 67 points on 39.7% shooting while pushing them to commit 11 turnovers.


The Broncs’ offense gained 70 points in shooting 46.6% from the field and 42.9% from the long range. 


Rider’s Guard Dwight Murray Jr. has an average of 17.0 PPG on 41.4% shooting while doling an average of 3.1 assists per outing.


Forward Mervin James earned a second team-high 12.7 PPG with a team-leading average of 7.0 rebounds per match. Rider’s Guard Allen Powell chipped in an average of 9.8 PPG while Guard Allen Bertrand added an average of 7.1 PPG this season. 


The Rider Broncs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 contests while the totals stayed UNDER in 5 of Rider’s last 5 matches. The Broncs’ are 2-4 SU in their last 6 outings while the totals went OVER in 6 of Rider’s last 9 home games.


Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Rider Broncs. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Niagara +6.5. Despite losing their last three matches played, The Purple Eagles are the better team here both on the offense and on defense.


Niagara is two wins ahead of the Rider in overall standing with a .529 win percentage while the Broncs only have .438 on the year. The prediction: Niagara Purple Eagles will win 73-66. 


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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Rider Broncs 1/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews 

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) in Lawrenceville, NJ


Date: Friday, January 20, 2023




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Niagara Purple Eagles +6.5


NCAAB Totals: 127.5


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