Robert Morris vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21

Robert Morris vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21 Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (3-1) at Robert Morris Colonials (2-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm (UPMC Events Center)

The Line: Robert Morris Colonials -2 -- Over/Under: 143 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Milwaukee Panthers and the Robert Morris Colonials meet in college basketball action from UPMC Events Center on Saturday.

The Milwaukee Panthers will look to bounce back after suffering a 67-64 loss to the Colonials in their last meeting on Friday. Te’Jon Lucas leads Milwaukee in scoring with 14.8 points per game while also leading the Panthers in assists with 6 assists per game and sitting 2nd on the team in rebounding with 5.8 rebounds per game. Deandre Gholston is the only other double-digit scorer for the Panthers at the moment, averaging 12.5 points in addition to a team-high 6.3 RPG this season. Josh Thomas is near the top as well with 9.8 PPG and Amir Allen is contributing 7 rebounds per game to the cause this season. As a team, Milwaukee is averaging 70.4 points on 42.1% shooting from the field, 31.9% from 3-point range and 75.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 66.6 points on 42.6% shooting from the field and 36.4% from 3-point range this season.

The Robert Morris Colonials will look to add to their 2-1 mark in their Horizon League debut season after beating the Panthers last time out. AJ Bramah leads Robert Morris in scoring with an average of 21.4 PPG in addition to his team-high 7.4 RPGwhile Jon Williams is 2nd on Robert Morris in scoring with 11.2 PPG in addition to his team-leading 5.6 APG this season. Kahliel Spear, Kam Farris and Dante Treacy each have 9+ PPG this season, with Treacy posting 5.2 APG this season as well. As a team, Robert Morris is averaging 77 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 37.9% from 3-point range and 66% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 77.7 points on 47.1% from the field and 39.1% from 3-point range this season.

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It’s hard to beat the same team twice in as many days, especially with no rest in between, but I think that’s where I’m leaning here. Robert Morris looked pretty good in holding on in the first meeting and are one of the few teams I can remember that have gotten off to a pretty good start in their new conference after switching over from a smaller conference the year prior. Maybe Robert Morris is cut out for the Horizon League. Either way, I’ll lay the bucket with the Colonials in this spot.

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