Halftime Report

Rider and the Bobcats have shown up to the game, but their offenses sure haven't. Sitting on a score of 38-37, Rider has looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

Rider entered the contest having won three straight and they're just one half away from another. Will they make it four, or will Quinnipiac step up and spoil it? We'll know soon.

Who's Playing

Quinnipiac Bobcats @ Rider Broncs

Current Records: Quinnipiac 19-7, Rider 11-16

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Rider will be in front of their home fans on Sunday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the Quinnipiac Bobcats will face off in a MAAC battle at 2:00 p.m. ET at Alumni Gymnasium. Quinnipiac is crawling into this game hobbled by three consecutive losses, while Rider will bounce in with three consecutive wins.

Even though Rider has not done well against the Gaels recently (they were 2-8 in their previous ten matchups), they didn't let the past get in their way on Friday. The Broncs sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 78-75 win over the Gaels. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin.

Meanwhile, while it was all tied up 39-39 at halftime, Quinnipiac was not quite the Stags' equal in the second half on Friday. The Bobcats fell to the Stags 85-81.

The Broncs' victory bumped their record up to 11-16. As for the Bobcats, their loss dropped their record down to 19-7.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Rider have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 38 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Quinnipiac struggles in that department as they've been averaging 36.8 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Rider came up short against the Bobcats when the teams last played back in January, falling 88-84. Will Rider have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Quinnipiac is a slight 1-point favorite against Rider, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Broncs as a 1.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 153.5 points.

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Series History

Quinnipiac has won 9 out of their last 10 games against Rider.

  • Jan 05, 2024 - Quinnipiac 88 vs. Rider 84
  • Feb 19, 2023 - Quinnipiac 90 vs. Rider 88
  • Jan 06, 2023 - Quinnipiac 72 vs. Rider 63
  • Jan 19, 2022 - Quinnipiac 73 vs. Rider 67
  • Jan 14, 2022 - Quinnipiac 77 vs. Rider 70
  • Feb 21, 2021 - Quinnipiac 93 vs. Rider 68
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Quinnipiac 80 vs. Rider 64
  • Feb 16, 2020 - Rider 79 vs. Quinnipiac 63
  • Jan 07, 2020 - Quinnipiac 80 vs. Rider 61
  • Feb 12, 2019 - Quinnipiac 98 vs. Rider 88