Robert Morris Colonials (1-2) at IPFW Mastodons (1-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: IPFW Mastodons -3.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Robert Morris Colonials and the Fort Wayne Mastodons meet in college basketball action from Hilliard Gares Sports Center on Saturday night.
The Robert Morris Colonials come into this game looking to bounce back after an 85-71 loss to Marshall last time out. AJ Bramah led the Colonials with 18 points along with a team-high 6 rebounds while Jon Williams added 15 points on 5 of 7 shooting from 3-point range with a team-high 4 assists and Kahliel Spear added 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting with a pair of threes, a pair of steals and 3 blocks. Dante Treacy chipped in 12 points with 4 assists and a pair of steals to finish off the scoring in double figures for Robert Morris in the losing effort. Bramah leads Robert Morris in scoring and rebounding with an average of 18.7 points and 7 rebounds per game while Williams leads the Colonials in assists with 4.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Robert Morris is averaging 70.3 points on 43.9% shooting from the field, 34% from 3-point range and 65.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 75.7 points on 45.2% shooting from the field and 39.1% from 3-point range this season.
The Fort Wayne Mastodons will look to bounce back after back-to-back losses to Cleveland State, falling to 1-2 with an 89-80 loss to the Vikings last time out. Jarred Godfrey led the Mastodons with 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 5 threes and a pair of steals while Jalon Pipkins added 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting while Bobby Planutis and Demetric Horton each had 12 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for Fort Wayne in the loss. Horton had 4 threes, 3 assists and 4 steals while Planutis had 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Godfrey leads Fort Wayne in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game while Demierre Black leads the Mastodons with 5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Fort Wayne is averaging 69.3 points on 46.8% shooting from the field, 38.4% from 3-point range and 76.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71.7 points on 42.2% shooting from the field and 26% from 3-point range this season.
Robert Morris is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. IPFW is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
I get the Mastodons being favored because they’re at home, but I can’t back Fort Wayne in their current form. Fort Wayne’s failed to cover in all three of their games this season, all as favorites and lost outright to a below average Cleveland State team at home. Robert Morris isn’t a world-beater and they’re new to the Horizon League, but I think this is a Colonials team that would like to shake things up in their new conference and start things out with a bang so I’ll take a shot on Robert Morris and the points in a game the Colonials could win outright.