Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (7-13) vs. Robert Morris Colonials (3-16)
January 27, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Robert Morris Colonials +1 / Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers -1; Over/Under: -141.5
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The Milwaukee Panthers and the Robert Morris Colonials meet in college basketball action from the UPMC Events Center on Thursday night.
The Milwaukee Panthers will look to rebound from a 71-56 loss to Detroit last time out. DeAndre Gholston leads the Panthers in scoring with 15.6 PPG along with 4.7 RPG while Patrick Baldwin Jr. has 13.4 PPG and 6.8 RPG in eight games so far this season. Josh Thomas has 10.7 PPG while Donovan Newby has 8.5 PPG as well for the Panthers on the year. Joey St. Pierre leads the Panthers on the glass with 5.8 RPG while Jordan Lathon has a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Panthers in the assist department as well this season. As a team, Milwaukee is averaging 67 PPG on 43.4% shooting from the field, 32.7% from three and 72.9% from the foul line while allowing 70.4 PPG on 39.6% shooting from the field and 32.9% from three this season.
The Robert Morris Colonials will try to bounce back from back-to-back losses after a 75-68 loss to Cleveland State last time out. Kahliel Spear leads Robert Morris with 12.8 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead the Colonials in scoring and on the glass while Rasheem Dunn has 12.8 PPG and Kam Farris has 11 PPG this season. Michael Green III has 10.3 PPG and a team-high 3.1 APG as well to make up the group of double-digit scorers for the Colonials so far this season. As a team, Robert Morris is averaging 69.7 PPG on 46% shooting from the field, 33.2% from three and 76.9% from the foul line while allowing 77 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field and 37.4% from three this season.
Milwaukee is 22-4 ATS in their last 26 games following a double-digit loss at home and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing home record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Robert Morris is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the over is 10-3 in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing road record.
I get why you could make a case for Milwaukee, but that case would have to be made with the Panthers at full strength, which they are not, especially without big man Pat Baldwin Jr. Robert Morris hasn’t been great, but they’re at home where two of their three wins have come this season and I’m just not buying into Milwaukee this banged up. Give me the Colonials at home here.