Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Colonials versus the Golden Grizzlies? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, MI. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145 points, and Oakland is favored by -9.5 to win at home against Robert Morris.
ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS VS OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Robert Morris Colonials +9.5
This game will be played at Athletics Center O’rena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies.
- Even though we have Oakland winning straight-up, we like Robert Morris at +9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Colonials Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
Robert Morris is 8-13 overall and 4-6 in Horizon League play. They are 2-8 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -5.6 points per game. This season, they have been the underdog in 13 of their 21 games, and their record as the underdog is 1-12.
The Colonials’ most recent game was a 66-64 loss to Cleveland State. Over their last ten games on the road, they have gone 2-8. For the season, they have been the underdog in 13 of their 21 games, and their record as the underdog is 1-12.
As the underdog, Robert Morris has an ATS record of 8-5 this season. On the road, their ATS mark stands at 6-4, including a 2-1 mark in their last three road games. For the year, the Colonials are 11-8 vs. the spread.
Robert Morris’ over/under record for the season sits at 12-7, and today’s line of 145 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (144.1). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than 145, and over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points.
The Robert Morris offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus Cleveland State. During the game, they attempted 22 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 42.4%. On the offensive front, the Colonials have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 223rd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 245th in terms of percentage and 116th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Colonials’ defense is ranked 234th in the country at 75.0 points per contest. Against Cleveland State in their most recent game, the Robert Morris defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Cleveland State to hit 49% of their shots.
Can the Golden Grizzlies Deliver Being Favored at Home?
Coming off a 69-59 loss to Green Bay, Oakland will look to get back on track as they host Robert Morris. The Golden Grizzlies are 13-9 overall and 6-3 in Horizon League play. At home, Oakland has gone 6-3 this season, and they have won four straight games.
For the year, Oakland has been favored in 11 of their 22 games, and they have gone 8-3 in those contests. Overall, they have a scoring margin of +1.7 points per game at home, and they are 4-1 in their last five games at home.
As the favorite this season, Oakland’s ATS record is 5-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Grizzlies are 4-6 vs. the spread. At home this year, Oakland’s ATS mark is 4-5 and their last three home games vs. the spread have all been losses.
Today’s over/under line of 145 is very similar to the average over/under line in Oakland’s games this season (145.7). So far, their over/under record is 10-10. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points compared to their season average of 146.4 points per game. Their over/under record in their last 10 games is 5-4.
The Oakland offense is coming off a game where they scored 59 points against Green Bay. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.5% and connected on 7 threes. Leading Oakland in scoring vs. Green Bay was Blake Lampman with his 15 points. Chris Conway also added 14 points for the Golden Grizzlies.
So far, the Golden Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 222nd in the country at 74.3 points per contest. Oakland’s three-point defense is currently 208th in the country at 9.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.6% of their shots vs. Oakland.