Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Colonials versus the Penguins? Tip off is at at 6:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Beeghly Center in Youngstown, OH. The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have Youngstown State as the -10.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 149.5 points.

ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS VS YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Robert Morris Colonials +10.5

This game will be played at Beeghly Center at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Penguins.
  • Even though we have Youngstown State winning straight-up, we like Robert Morris at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Robert Morris Shock Everyone at Beeghly Center?

Robert Morris heads into today’s game against Youngstown State as a 10.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Colonials have been the underdog in 15 of their 25 games, going just 2-13 in those games. On the road, Robert Morris has struggled, going just 3-9, compared to 5-6 at home.

Coming off a win over Milwaukee, the Colonials have gone 3-7 in their last 10 road games. Overall, they are 10-15 this season, including a 6-8 record in Horizon League play. So far, they have gone 4-7 in non-conference games.

Robert Morris has an ATS record of 13-10 this season and they are currently 7-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Colonials have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 for the Robert Morris game against Youngstown State is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (144.2). So far, the over/under record in their games is 14-9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

The Robert Morris offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Milwaukee. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.6% and connected on 8 threes. Markeese Hastings is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.8. Meanwhile, Justice Williams also brings a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Robert Morris defense is giving up an average of 74.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Youngstown State, the Robert Morris defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Robert Morris made 15 free-throws vs. the Colonials.

Can the Penguins Pull Off a Home Win?

Youngstown State comes into this game with an 18-8 record, including a 10-4 record in Horizon League play. At home this season, the Penguins are 8-1, and they have gone 12-2 as the favorite.

Over the last 10 games at home, Youngstown State has gone 8-2, and they are coming off an 84-83 loss to Green Bay. On the season, the Penguins have an average scoring margin of +12.3 points per game at home, compared to +3.8 points per game on the road.

Youngstown State has an ATS record of 13-8 this season, including a mark of 6-3 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Penguins have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-3 this year and 4-1 over their last 5 home games.

Youngstown State’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-10-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 150.2. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 149.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 169 points, and their OU record in those games is 3-0.

The Youngstown State offense is coming off a game where they scored 83 points against Green Bay. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.9% and connected on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Penguins have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 163rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 257th in percentage and 39th in three-pointers made.

The Penguins’ defense is presently ranked 123rd nationally, allowing an average of 70.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Youngstown State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.