DePaul vs. Robert Morris- 11/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Robert Morris Colonials (0-1) at DePaul Blue Demons (0-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons -13 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons and the Robert Morris Colonials face off on Sunday in Chicago in an early season college basketball battle of local teams.
The DePaul Blue Demons have been suffering for many years and while at times they take small steps forward, they never seem to hit full stride. DePaul head Coach Dave Leitao is hoping to improve greatly over last year’s campaign where they went 9-22 overall and 3-15 in the Big East. Billy Garrett Jr. returns and leads DePaul after averaging 12.6 points per game a year ago. Eli Garret also returns for the Blue Demons where he averaged 10.3 points last season and Chris Harrison-Docks transfers in from Western Kentucky where he averaging 10 points per game last season. The expectations are low for DePaul but exceeding them may still prove difficult.
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The Robert Morris Colonials got off to a slow start to their season as they lost to Penn in a game they were never really in. Robert Morris shot 47.3 percent from the floor and 27.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line but they trailed by 9 at the half and lost by 17 in the end. Al Brodeur led the Colonials with 23 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Matt Howard had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Robert Morris, and Max Rothschild and Jackson Donahue each had 8 points. Robert Morris shot just 47.6 percent from the free throw line and that’s why they just couldn’t close the gap on Penn.
DePaul is 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 games, 5-14 against the spread in their last 19 home games, and 4-13 against the spread in their last 17 non-conference games. Robert Morris is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 road games.
This one should be a little more competitive than the odds makers give it credit for as it is a local battle so expect Robert Morris to give DePaul a good scare at the very least.