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
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.
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