Robert Morris Colonials (7-22) vs. Wright State Raiders (17-13)
February 26, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wright State Raiders -12 / Robert Morris Colonials +12; Over/Under: 150.5
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The Robert Morris Colonials will travel to the Nutter Center to take on the Wright State Raiders this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Robert Morris Colonials lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 7-22 on the season after being defeated by the Northern Kentucky Norse, 78-64, this past Thursday. Robert Morris struggled defensively in the 1st half against Northern Kentucky and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 46-31 margin. Robert Morris shot 48.1% from the field & 42.9% from beyond the arc while allowing Northern Kentucky to shoot 49.2% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Colonials was Enoch Cheeks who had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Robert Morris is averaging 69.5 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Colonials are averaging 6.2 three-pointers per game on 34.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Robert Morris has been led by Kahliel Spear (14.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 bpg), Rasheem Dunn (12.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.3 spg), Michael Green III (10.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.3 spg), & Enoch Cheeks (8.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensively, Robert Morris is allowing their opponents to average 74.6 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Colonials have a rebound margin of -0.6 and a turnover margin of -2.6.
The Wright State Raiders improved to 17-13 on the season after defeating the Youngstown State Penguins, 84-71, this past Thursday. Wright State had no trouble generating offense against the Youngstown State defense and pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 67-49 lead with 10:05 left in regulation. Wright State shot 54.0% from the field & 22.2% from beyond the arc while allowing Youngstown State to shoot 43.9% from the field & 33.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Raiders was Tanner Holden who had a double-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, & 1 block.
ON the season, Wright State is averaging 75.5 ppg on 46.5% shooting from the field. The Raiders are averaging 6.3 three-pointers per game on 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wright State has been led by Tanner Holden (20.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.3 spg), Grant Basile (18.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.5 bpg), Trey Calvin (13.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.5 spg), & Tim Finke (8.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Wright State is allowing their opponents to average 71.8 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Raiders have a rebound margin of 1.3 and a turnover margin of 0.7.
The Colonials are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games & 6-9 ATS in their last 15 games. The Raiders are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games, however, are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games.
Robert Morris has lost 5 of their last 6 games and has really struggled defensively this season as they come into this game ranked just 301st in scoring defense, 301st in defensive FG%, & 209th in rebound margin. Robert Morris was competitive in a 75-73 loss to Wright State earlier this season, however, between the fact that the Raiders are 10-3 at home and that their offense, which ranks 76th in scoring offense & 65th in FG%, should have plenty of success against the below average Robert Morris defense, I’m taking the Raiders to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!