Who's Playing

Monmouth @ Rider

Current Records: Monmouth 19-11; Rider 11-18

What to Know

The Monmouth Hawks and the Rider Broncs are set to square off in an MAAC matchup at 4 p.m. ET March 5 at Alumni Gymnasium. Monmouth should still be feeling good after a win, while Rider will be looking to get back in the win column.

It was a close one, but on Thursday the Hawks sidestepped the Quinnipiac Bobcats for a 75-72 victory.

Meanwhile, Rider was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Thursday as they fell 65-59 to the Fairfield Stags.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Monmouth is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past three games, so buyers beware.

Monmouth's victory brought them up to 19-11 while the Broncs' loss pulled them down to 11-18. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Hawks have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 40.30%, which places them 33rd in college basketball. Less enviably, Rider has only been able to knock down 40.40% percent of their shots, which is the 14th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Alumni Gymnasium -- Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $31.50

Odds

The Hawks are a slight 2-point favorite against the Broncs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hawks as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine's advanced computer model. Get picks now.

Series History

Monmouth have won ten out of their last 14 games against Rider.

  • Feb 18, 2022 - Monmouth 60 vs. Rider 58
  • Mar 05, 2021 - Monmouth 65 vs. Rider 62
  • Mar 04, 2021 - Monmouth 77 vs. Rider 74
  • Feb 28, 2020 - Rider 79 vs. Monmouth 67
  • Feb 02, 2020 - Monmouth 90 vs. Rider 84
  • Feb 15, 2019 - Rider 81 vs. Monmouth 72
  • Feb 02, 2019 - Monmouth 75 vs. Rider 71
  • Feb 22, 2018 - Monmouth 91 vs. Rider 77
  • Jan 29, 2018 - Rider 92 vs. Monmouth 85
  • Feb 06, 2017 - Monmouth 74 vs. Rider 69
  • Dec 31, 2016 - Rider 93 vs. Monmouth 90
  • Mar 04, 2016 - Monmouth 59 vs. Rider 48
  • Feb 26, 2016 - Monmouth 79 vs. Rider 58
  • Feb 12, 2016 - Monmouth 79 vs. Rider 78