Northern Kentucky Norse (6-8) vs. Robert Morris Colonials (2-14)
January 15, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Robert Morris Colonials +2 / Northern Kentucky Norse -2; Over/Under: -143.5
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The Northern Kentucky Norse and the Robert Morris Colonials meet in college basketball action from the UPMC Events Center on Saturday.
The Northern Kentucky Norse will look to build on their 68-67 win over Youngstown State last time out. Marques Warrick leads the Norse in scoring with 13.4 PPG while Trevon Faulkner has 13.2 PPG. Sam Vinson has 10.4 PPG with 4.4 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG to lead the Norse in assists and round out the group of double-digit scorers for NKU this season while Adrian Nelson has a team-high 8.5 RPG to lead the Norse on the glass this season. As a team, Northern Kentucky is averaging 69.4 PPG on 39.9% shooting from the field, 34% from three and 67.2% from the foul line while allowing 68.9 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field and 30.5% from three this season.
The Robert Morris Colonials will look to bounce back from a 5th straight loss after a 75-73 loss to Wright State last time out. Rasheem Dunn leads the Colonials in scoring and assists with 12.8 PPG and 4.1 APG while Kahliel Spear has 12.7 PPG with a team-high 6.6 RPG to lead the Colonials on the glass and Kam Farris has 10.8 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for the Colonials so far this season. Justin Winston has 8.8 PPG and Michael Green III has 9.5 PPG as well this season for Robert Morris. As a team, Robert Morris is averaging 70 PPG on 46.2% shooting from the field, 33.7% from three and 75.2% from the foul line while allowing 77.4 PPG on 46% shooting from the field and 37.3% from three this season.
Northern Kentucky is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Robert Morris is 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games as a home underdog.
I get the argument to be made for either side here, but I’m actually leaning towards Robert Morris here. The Norse have been brutal ATS this season, and playing on the road likely won’t help things. Robert Morris has been involved in some close games as of late and they’re the more consistent offense up to this point and I think the Colonials do enough to get the win and cover here.