Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Robert Morris Colonials Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/30/13
Robert Morris Colonials (5-8) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-1)
College Basketball: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -25 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Robert Morris Colonials face off on Monday in college basketball action.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won their last four games in a row since suffering their lone loss of the season to Memphis. OSU has played the 68th ranked schedule in the country and they enter this game ranked seventh in the nation. Marcus Smart leads the Cowboys averaging 18 points per game. Markel Brown is averaging 16.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, Le’Bryan Nash is averaging 13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Phil Forte is averaging 11.6 points per game. Oklahoma State is averaging 86.4 points and they are shooting 49.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Oklahoma State is looking like an early contender for the Final Four.
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The Robert Morris Colonials have been able to put points on the board but they haven’t been able to stop anyone. Robert Morris has played the 267th ranked schedule in the nation and they are just 2-7 on the road. Karvel Anderson is averaging 17.5 points to lead the Colonials in scoring. Lucky Jones is averaging 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, Jeremiah Worthem is averaging 8.8 points and 4.3 rebounds, and Mike McFadden is averaging 8.4 points. RMU is averaging 74.6 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 80.6 points and their opponents are shooting 46.9 percent. Robert Morris begins NEC play on January 9th against Sacred Heart.
Oklahoma State 13-3-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Robert Morris is 15-7 against the spread in their last 22 games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, and 11-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
THis is a ton of points but I don't see any other options here.