Robert Morris vs. North Florida - 3/18/15 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Florida (23-11) vs. Robert Morris (19-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
The Line: North Florida -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Robert Morris Colonials and North Florida Ospreys play Wednesday in the play-in game for the NCAA Tournament.
The Robert Morris Colonials won the Northeast and have won six straight games. On the season, Robert Morris is averaging 69 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 67.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Rodney Pryor is averaging 15.2 points and 4.7 rebounds while Marcquise Reed is averaging 14.8 points and 2.1 assists. Lucky Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Minnie is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Robert Morris Colonials have six players averaging double-digit points, and they’re shooting 71.4 percent from the line and 38 percent from deep. Defensively, Robert Morris is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The North Florida Ospreys won the Atlantic Sun and have won eight straight games. On the season, North Florida is averaging 75.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and is allowing 67.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Dallas Moore is averaging 15.9 points and 3.6 assists while Beau Beech is averaging 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds. Chris Davenport is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Jalen Nesbitt is dishing 3.4 assists. The North Florida Ospreys have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 72.4 percent from the line and 39.1 percent from deep. Defensively, North Florida is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Colonials are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Osprey are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games.
North Florida hasn't lost in a little over a month and competed earlier in the year against North Western and Iowa. The Ospreys can play ball. Look for North Florida to get the W and the cover.