Robert Morris Colonials (7-23) vs. Youngstown State Penguins (18-13)
March 1, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -7.5 ; Over/Under: 146.5
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The Robert Morris Colonials and the Youngstown State Penguins meet Tuesday in Horizon League Tournament college basketball action from Beeghly Center. Robert Morris is 7-23 this season. The Colonials lost to Wright State in their last game. As for Youngstown State, they’re 18-13 and coming off a loss to Northern Kentucky. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Robert Morris has had a rough go of things this year; they’ve only been able to win consecutive games once so far. The Colonials are currently riding a four-game losing streak to IUPUI, UIC, Northern Kentucky and Wright State in that time.
In the Wright State game, the Colonials were up 32-29 by halftime. Robert Morris was outscored 29-42 from there in a 71-61 loss. Leading scorer Kahliel Spear put up 14 points with seven rebounds in the defeat.
Over on the Youngstown State side, they had a spotty 3-7 run back in December/January but otherwise have been quite the consistent team this season. The Penguins have lost their last two games though, falling to Wright State and Northern Kentucky.
Matched up against Northern Kentucky on Saturday, the Penguins trailed by eight points at the break. Youngstown State hit a 26-32 run in the second half and lost 75-61. Tevin Olison was the lead contributor on 15 points and three rebounds.
The Penguins are 6-2 ATS in their last eight at home and 1-4 ATS in the last five overall. Youngstown State is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the Colonials are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 after an ATS win and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six road games. Robert Morris is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games.
PICK: I’m going to stay with Youngstown State. The Penguins really need a bounce-back effort after going just 2-3 in their last five games, though. One of those losses came on February 13 to Robert Morris in a 73-68 affair (the other meeting was a 64-60 Penguins win). Youngstown State is going to need to get the offense going early in this one, but I think they’ll be okay on a revenge cover here if they can get off to a good start.