Check out our free Oakland vs Robert Morris pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Moon Township. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Oakland vs Robert Morris Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds
Golden Grizzlies vs Colonials Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Robert Morris Colonials
- Where: Moon Township at UPMC Events Center
- Date: Sunday, January 29th
- Betting Odds: Oakland +3, OAK +129 | ROBMS -158 O/U 140.5
Golden Grizzlies Preview:
Oakland heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-13. On the road, the Golden Grizzlies will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 4-8. So far, the Golden Grizzlies have been the underdog 15 times, going 3-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Trey Townsend comes into today’s game as the Golden Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 16.23 points per contest. Not only has Townsend been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Oakland’s top rebounder at 7.32 boards per contest. Behind Townsend, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Moore, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.84 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.5% of his shots and is adding 3.32 boards per game.
On offense, Oakland is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 30.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.47% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Robert Morris heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-12. Currently, the Colonials have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 6-4. The Colonials’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Robert Morris has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2.
Kahliel Spear comes into today’s game as the Colonials’ leading scorer at 15.36 points per contest. Not only has Spear been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Robert Morris’ top rebounder at 7.68 boards per contest. Behind Spear, the team has benefited from the strong play of Enoch Cheeks, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.65 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.2% of his shots and is adding 4.7 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Robert Morris this season, as they are currently ranked 255th in college basketball at 69.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Colonials’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 261st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Robert Morris Colonials -3
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Robert Morris Colonials to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Robert Morris as a team is just 80th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Grizzlies’ defense. In addition, the Colonials have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Colonials to come out on top and cover.