Betting on today’s Colonials and Raiders game? Catch the action at Nutter Center in Dayton, OH, as the Raiders hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have Wright State as the -9.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 161 points.

ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS VS WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Robert Morris Colonials +9.5

This game will be played at Nutter Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Raiders.
  • Even though we have Wright State winning straight-up, we like Robert Morris at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Robert Morris Grab a Win on the Road?

Robert Morris is 10-16 overall and 6-9 in the Horizon League. They have gone 4-7 in non-conference action and are 3-10 on the road compared to 5-6 at home. The Colonials have been the underdog in 16 of their 26 games, going 2-14 in those contests.

After falling to Youngstown State, 87-77, Robert Morris is now 1-2 in their last three road games. Over their past 10 road games, the Colonials have gone 3-7.

Robert Morris has a solid ATS mark of 14-10 this season, which includes a road ATS record of 8-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Colonials have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Robert Morris is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 contests.

On the season, the over/under record for Robert Morris games is 15-9 and today’s line of 161 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 150 points.

The Robert Morris offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Youngstown State. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.5% while connecting on 10 threes. The team’s top scorer is Markeese Hastings, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.7, while Justice Williams also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 leading up to the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Robert Morris defense is giving up an average of 75.3 points per contest. Against Youngstown State in their most recent game, the Robert Morris defense gave up a total of 87 points while allowing Youngstown State to hit 39% of their shots.

Will the Raiders Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Wright State enters this game with a record of 14-12, including a mark of 7-6 at home. They have been favored in 17 of their 26 games, going 10-7 in those contests.

After losing their last game to Oakland by a score of 74-60, the Raiders’ record over their last 10 games stands at 6-4. Over their last five games at home, they have gone 2-3.

Wright State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 10-14. At home, their ATS mark is 5-8. Over their last three games at home, the Raiders are 0-3 vs. the spread, and their ATS record as the favorite this year is 7-10.

So far this season, the over/under record for Wright State games is 17-6-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 167.5 points, which is 8.2 points higher than the average over/under line of 159.3. Today’s over/under line of 161 is similar to their average scoring total in the last three games (158 points).

In their recent matchup, the Wright State offense ended with 60 points against Oakland. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.8% and made 5 threes. Tanner Holden was the leading scorer for the Raiders, putting up 15 points. In addition, Trey Calvin contributed 14 points.

At present, the Raiders’ defense is nationally ranked 327th, allowing 81.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Robert Morris. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.0%.