The Northeast Conference Tourney showdown between the Saint Francis U Red Flash (22-9, 15-5 NEC) and the Robert Morris Colonials (19-14, 15-5 NEC) will be played at UPMC Events Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
Saint Francis U Red Flash at Robert Morris Colonials Odds Preview
In the Red Flash’s last game, they defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 84-72. Isaiah Blackmon was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Saint Francis U dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.2 (better than their season average of 15.2) and a free throw rate of 0.194 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Sacred Heart recorded marks of 15.8 and 0.141, respectively.
The Colonials come in on a high note after blowing out the LIU Sharks in their last outing, 86-66. With 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting, AJ Bramah was Robert Morris’ high scorer. Robert Morris played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.9 (below their season average of 29.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.663 (above their season average of 0.511). For those same stats, LIU had marks of 17.1 and 0.434, respectively.
Saint Francis U appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Red Flash rank 20th in offensive efficiency, while Robert Morris ranks 173rd in defensive efficiency.
Saint Francis U Red Flash vs. Robert Morris Colonials Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Robert Morris, ATS Winner – Robert Morris, O/U – Under
Saint Francis U ranks 95th in rebounds per game (36.6) while Robert Morris ranks 232nd (33.5).
The Colonials’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, up from 2.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Red Flash have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (0.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (2.8 below their season average).