1* Free Sharp Play on Rider +5½ -108
My money is on the Broncs to cash in a cover as a 5.5-point road dog against Siena in Friday's college hoops action. Way too much value here with Rider to pass up a play. My numbers have this thing handicapped at close to a pick'em. Broncs are 5-1 over their last 6 games and won the previous head-to-head meeting with Siena 85-77 at home. I think they sweep the Saints with another win here. BET RIDER +5.5!
Rating: 1 Unit NCAAB Free Pick
Siena won both meetings last season and while Rider is just 4-8 SU (3-9 ATS) on the road this season, Siena hasn't lost a home game this season (10-0 SU, with an average margin victory of 11). Rider is 1-5 as a road underdog this season and the home team has won and covered 7 of the last 10 meetings between Rider and Siena
14-9 Rider travels to the Times Union Center in Loudonville, NY to face 11-10 Siena in MAAC action on Friday night. Rider is 8-5 in league play (tied with St Peter's), while Siena is 7-7, along with Monmouth and Manhattan. The Broncs have won FIVE of six, while the Saints have won FOUR of five. Rider won the first meeting this season between the two schools, 85-77 at home back on Jan 5.
Rider is a veteran team, as its top-four producers are either juniors or seniors. Junior guard Vaughn (14.1 & 6.5) teams with senior PG Jordan (11.3 & 4.3 APG) in the backcourt, while 6-8 senior Marshall (12.7 & 7.5) is joined by 6-8 junior Scott (12.6 & 5.7) up front. Siena is led by a pair of sophomores, PG Pickett (15.2-4.4-5.3) and Carey (11.5) plus junior 6-7 swingman Camper (15.1 & 6.1) and 6-8 senior Burns (15.1 & 6.1).
Siena won BOTH meetings last season and while Rider is just 4-8 SU (3-9 ATS) on the road this season, Siena hasn't lost a home game this season (10-0 SU, with an average margin victory of 11). Rider is 1-5 as a road underdog this season and the home team has won and covered SEVEN of the last 10 meetings between Rider and Siena. Lay the points.
Take the Siena Saints minus the points versus the Rider Broncs. Siena (11-10) has won four of their last five games with their 65-49 win over Fairfield on Friday as an 8-point favorite. The Saints have then covered the point spread in 5 of their last 6 games after not allowing more than 50 points in their last game. Siena has also covered the point spread 5 of their last 8 home games when laying 3.5 to 6 points. Rider (14-9) has won five of their last six games with their 73-58 win over Niagara on Sunday as a 9-point favorite. But the Broncs are just 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games after a point spread win. Rider is also only 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 road games as an underdog. Lay the points with Siena. Best of luck — Frank.
Frank Sawyer’s Hollywood Sports SWEPT THE BOARD with a PERFECT 4-0 CBB mark on Thursday to continue their SIZZLING 32 of 52 (62%) CBB run! Frank DELIVERED his 25* CBB Ohio Valley Conference Total of the Year with the SIU-Edwardsville/Eastern Illinois Over last night to further his 91 of 147 (62%) CBB TOTALS TEAR along with his RED HOT 10 of 13 (77%) Basketball Totals Game of the Year/Month mark! Now Frank spots ANOTHER OUTSTANDING O/U OPPORTUNITY for the Rider-Siena O/U winner at 9 PM ET for his 25* CBB Friday ESPNU Total of the Year! WATCH & WIN — and DON’T MISS OUT!
Frank DELIVERED his 25* EPL NBC Sports Network Match of the Month back on January 29th with Liverpool’s 2-0 win at West Ham to further his RED HOT 20 of 25 (80%) Soccer run along with their 17 of 21 (81%) Soccer Game of the Month/Year run! Now Frank RAISES THE STAKES by continuing his NEAR PERFECT 7 of 8 (88%) EPL Game of the Year/Month Totals run with his 25* EPL Friday NBC Sports Network Total of the Year for this afternoon’s Leicester City-Wolverhampton O/U winner at 3 PM ET this afternoon! DO NOT DARE MISS OUT!