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Youngstown State vs Robert Morris 1/5/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Robert Morris Colonials (6-8) vs. Youngstown State Penguins (10-5)
January 5, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -7.5 / Robert Morris Colonials +7.5; Over/Under: +145
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The Robert Morris Colonials and the Youngstown State Penguins meet in college basketball action from the Beeghly Center on Thursday.

The Robert Morris Colonials will look to bounce back from a 63-54 loss to Cleveland State last time out. Enoch Cheeks leads the Colonials in scoring with 17.5 PPG while Kahliel Spear has 13.9 PPG with a team-high 7.4 RPG to lead the Colonials in rebounding. Josh Corbin has 12.1 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Robert Morris this season while Michael Green III leads the Colonials in assists with 4.9 APG this season. As a team, Robert Morris is averaging 68.6 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 37% from three and 64.2% from the foul line this season.

The Youngstown State Penguins will try to rebound from a 76-71 loss to IPFW in their last game. Dwayne Cohill leads the Penguins in scoring with 18.1 PPG and in assists with 4.1 APG while Malek Green has 14.4 PPG with 7.1 RPG. Brandon Rush has 13.6 PPG and Adrian Nelson has 11.9 PPG with a team-high 9.5 RPG to lead the Penguins in the rebounding department this season. As a team, Youngstown State is averaging 84.1 PPG on 49.3% shooting from the field, 37.7% from three and 78.5% from the foul line this season.

Robert Morris is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 12-5 in their last 17 games following a loss. Youngstown State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.

I get the case to be made for Robert Morris here as they’ve been tremendous lately at covering the number. However, the Penguins are still my pick to win the Horizon League this season and I think they’re the best team in this conference by a fair margin. Hard for me to envision Robert Morris keeping this one within the number as I have the Penguins winning by 9+. Give me Youngstown State here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Youngstown State -7.5

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