Robert Morris Colonials (5-17) vs. IUPUI Jaguars (1-18)
February 5, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars +8 / Robert Morris Colonials -8; Over/Under: 124.5
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The Robert Morris Colonials will travel to Indiana Farmers Coliseum to take on the IUPUI Jaguars this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Robert Morris Colonials had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 5-17 on the season after being defeated by the UIC Flames, 80-75, this past Thursday. Robert Morris trailed by a 39-34 margin at halftime and could not fight back after the Flames took a 75-70 lead with just :41 seconds left in regulation. Robert Morris shot 47.5% from the field & 47.1% from beyond the arc while allowing UIC to shoot 46.9% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Colonials was Kahliel Spear who had a double-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, & 3 steals.
On the season, Robert Morris is averaging 69.9 ppg on 45.4% shooting from the field. The Colonials are averaging 6.3 three-pointers per game on 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Robert Morris has been led by Kahliel Spear (13.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.2 bpg), Michael Green III (11.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.3 spg), Kam Farris (10.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.6 apg), & Enoch Cheeks (8.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensively, Robert Morris is allowing their opponents to average 75.3 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Colonials have a rebound margin of 0.0 and a turnover margin of -2.6.
The IUPUI Jaguars dropped to 2-18 on the season after being defeated by the Youngstown State Penguins, 61-55, this past Thursday. IUPUI trailed by just a 28-27 margin at halftime, however, the Jaguars struggled offensively in the 2nd half and could not fight back after Youngstown State took a 52-46 lead with 3:47 left in regulation. IUPUI shot 46.0% from the field & 27.8% from beyond the arc while allowing Youngstown State to shoot 40.8% from the field & 25.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Jaguars was B.J. Maxwell who had 22 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 block.
On the season, IUPUI is averaging 51.8 ppg on 38.3% shooting from the field. The Jaguars are averaging 5.0 three-pointers per game on 27.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, IUPUI has been led by B.J. Maxwell (11.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg), Bakari LaStrap (8.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.3 apg), Mike DePersia (5.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.7 apg), & Nathan McClure (4.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensviely, IUPUI is allowing their opponents to average 66.8 ppg in 43.7% shooting from the field. The Jaguars have a rebound margin of -0.6 and a turnover margin of -3.6.
The Colonials are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss, however, are just 9-23-2 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Jaguars are 15-33-3 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games & 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Robert Morris has been playing better basketball as of late, however, this is still a team that hasn’t been great on the season as the Colonials come into this game ranked just 214th in scoring offense & 312th in scoring defense. IUPUI is one of the worst team’s in College Basketball, however, the Jaguars are coming off one of their better games against Youngstown State and between the fact that Robert Morris is just 1-11 on the road and that IUPUI should have some success slowing down the Robert Morris offense, I think the play here is to take IUPUI and the points. Good Luck!