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Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Robert Morris - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Robert Morris at Fairleigh Dickinson
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rothman Center
Hackensack, New Jersey
The Line
The Line: Fairleigh Dickinson -5.5 -- Over/Under: 137
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The Robert Morris Colonials and Fairleigh Dickinson Knights meet Saturday in the college basketball Northeast Tournament semifinal at the Rothman Center.

The Robert Morris Colonials enter this game winning four of their last five games. The Robert Morris Colonials are averaging 66.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Josh Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 2.3 assists while Charles Bain is averaging 10.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Malik Petteway is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Matty McConnell is dishing 2.9 assists. The Robert Morris Colonials are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Robert Morris Colonials are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Robert Morris Colonials have lost four of their last five road games.

The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights enter this contest on a six-game winning streak. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are averaging 74.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Darnell Edge is averaging 16.2 points and 2.5 assists while Jahlil Jenkins is averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Mike Holloway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Xzavier Malone-Key is dishing 1.9 assists. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights have won their last four home games.

The Colonials are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Northeast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knights are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Northeast, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Knights last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Knights last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Colonials last 5 road games.

The two meetings this season were decided by a combined 10 points and these teams have played nothing but close games over the years. Both teams are playing winning basketball heading into this contest and the defensive effort on both sides makes it hard for blowouts to take place. Based on the competitiveness over the years, I'll take a shot with Robert Morris and the free buckets.

Pick:
Robert Morris Colonials +5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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