Check out our free Robert Morris vs Youngstown State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Youngstown. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Robert Morris vs Youngstown State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Colonials vs Penguins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Robert Morris Colonials at Youngstown State Penguins
  • Where: Youngstown at Beeghly Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Robert Morris +7.5, ROBMS +272 | YNGST -352 O/U 143.5

Colonials Preview:

Robert Morris heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-8. So far, the Colonials have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. For the season, Robert Morris has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 4-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Colonials being +7.5 point underdogs.

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Robert Morris’ leading scorer this season is Enoch Cheeks who is averaging 17.54 points per contest. So far, Cheeks has accounted for 22.01% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.62 rebounds per game and 3.15 assists. Kahliel Spear is the second leading scorer for the Colonials, averaging 13.87 points per game. Between him and Spear, they are accounting for 42.1% of the team’s scoring.

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 that 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.

Penguins Preview:

Through 15 games, the Youngstown State Penguins have an overall record of 10-5. So far this season, Youngstown State has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Penguins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Youngstown State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 7-3.

Youngstown State’s leading scorer this season is Dwayne Cohill who is averaging 18.07 points per contest. So far, Cohill has accounted for 21.49% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.67 rebounds per game and 4.07 assists. Malek Green is the second leading scorer for the Penguins, averaging 14.4 points per game. Between him and Green, they are accounting for 38.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Youngstown State this season, as they are currently ranked 154th in college basketball at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Penguins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.7%, placing them 202nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Robert Morris Colonials +7.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Youngstown State as the favorites with a line coming in at -7.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Robert Morris Colonials to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Youngstown State at 7.66 made 3’s per game compared to Robert Morris at 6.0. Look for Robert Morris to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Penguins.

 


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