Robert Morris vs. LIU-Brooklyn - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Robert Morris vs. LIU-Brooklyn - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

LIU-Brooklyn Sharks (15-17) at Robert Morris Colonials (18-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm (UPMC Events Center)

The Line: Robert Morris Colonials -5.5 -- Over/Under:

TV: ESPN3

The Long Island University Sharks and Robert Morris Colonials meet Saturday in the college basketball Northeast Tournament at the UPMC Events Center.

The Long Island University Sharks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Long Island University Sharks are averaging 76.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Raiquan Clark is averaging 20 points and 7.4 rebounds while Tyrn Flowers is averaging 14.4 points and 10.1 rebounds. Jermaine Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jashaun Agosto is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Long Island University Sharks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Long Island University Sharks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Long Island University Sharks have split their last eight road games. 

The Robert Morris Colonials enter this tournament after splitting their last six games. The Robert Morris Colonials are averaging 69.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Josh Williams is averaging 13 points and 2.6 assists while AJ Bramah is averaging 12.9 points and eight rebounds. Dante Treacy is dishing 4.5 assists and Yannis Mendy is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Robert Morris Colonials are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Robert Morris Colonials are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Robert Morris Colonials have won five of their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The Robert Morris Colonials won the first meeting this season, but they've been shaky at best defensively as of late and have failed to cover three of their last five home games. The Long Island University Sharks are 9-7 against the spread on the road and 9-5 against the spread as an underdog. These teams have similar numbers over the last couple of weeks and you could argue the Long Island University Sharks are the more dangerous team because of their more explosive offense. I want the points in this contest. 

Randy’s Pick Long Island University Sharks +5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.