Robert Morris Colonials (6-19) vs. Youngstown State Penguins (16-10)
February 13, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -8 / Robert Morris Colonials +8; Over/Under: -141.5
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The Robert Morris Colonials and the Youngstown State Penguins meet in college basketball action from the Beeghly Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Robert Morris Colonials will look to bounce back from back-to-back losses after a 71-68 loss to Oakland last time out. Kahliel Spear leads Robert Morris with 13.9 PPG with a team-high 7.8 RPG to lead the Colonials in scoring and on the glass while Rasheem Dunn has 12.8 PPG and Kam Farris has 9.6 PPG this season. Michael Green III also has 10.7 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 69.4 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 34% from three and 76.4% from the foul line while allowing 74.2 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field and 36.1% from three this season.
The Youngstown State Penguins will try to build on their six-game winning streak after an 82-69 win over Detroit last time out. Michael Akuchie leads the Penguins in scoring and rebounding with 14 PPG and 7.7 RPG while Tevin Olison has 12.5 PPG and Dwayne Cohill has 13.2 PPG and 4.4 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Youngstown State this season. As a team, Youngstown State is averaging 72.8 PPG on 44.9% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 76% from the foul line while allowing 68.5 PPG on 42.6% shooting from the field and 33.8% from three this season.
Robert Morris is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. Youngstown State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
I get the case to be made for Robert Morris and the points here, but the thing here is that the Colonials have been having offensive issues as of late and while Youngstown State isn’t the first team I’d think of laying this kind of number with, the Penguins have been playing better basketball as of late and I think they can bang out a win and cover at home in this one.