Robert Morris vs. St. Francis NY - 1/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Francis NY Terriers (9-8) at Robert Morris Colonials (7-9)
College Basketball: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Sewall Center)
The Line: Robert Morris Colonials 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Francis Terriers and Robert Morris Colonials play Friday night at the Charles L. Sewall Center.
The St. Francis Terriers have won six of their last seven games and play their third straight road game. On the season, St. Francis is averaging 66.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting and is allowing 65.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Jalen Cannon is averaging 14.9 points and 9.9 rebounds while Brent Jones is averaging 13.7 points and 4.8 assists. Tyreek Jewell is shooting 33.9 percent from the field and Antonio Jenifer is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The St. Francis Terriers have seven players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 68.6 percent from the line and 29.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, St. Francis is allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Robert Morris Colonials have won four of their last six games and look for their fourth conference win. On the season, Robert Morris is averaging 65.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting and is allowing 70.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 13.6 points and 2.1 steals while Rodney Pryor is averaging 13.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Lucky Jones is the third player averaging double-digit points and Kavon Stewart is dishing 4.2 assists. The Robert Morris Colonials have six players averaging at least 5.6 points while they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 32.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Robert Morris is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Colonials are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
In a toss-up game, I like the home team. Robert Morris has more scoring options and the home crowd on its side. Meanwhile, St. Francis just lost to a losing Mount St Mary's squad by 10 points. Give me the Colonials.