The Northeast Conference Tourney contest between the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (13-17, 7-11 NEC) and the Robert Morris Colonials (17-14, 13-5 NEC) will be played at UPMC Events Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers vs. Robert Morris Colonials ATS Preview
The Terriers were victorious over the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils in their last outing, 85-79. Chauncey Hawkins was the game’s high scorer with 38 points on 8-for-20 shooting. The Terriers knocked down 26 of their 30 free throws (86.7 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (15.5 vs. 17.9).
In the Colonials’ last game, they defeated the Saint Francis U Red Flash, 78-68. With 23 points on 7-for-13 shooting, Josh Williams was Robert Morris’ high scorer. Robert Morris’ effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over Saint Francis U. The Colonials had a rate of 0.604 (above their season average of 0.509), while the Red Flash posted a mark of 0.430 (below their season average of 0.518).
This game should be a matchup of conflicting tempos. St. Francis Brooklyn prefers an up-tempo style of play (84th in possessions per game), while Robert Morris is methodical (281st in possessions per game).
St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers at Robert Morris Colonials Free Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Robert Morris, ATS Winner – St. Francis Brooklyn, O/U – Over
The Terriers rank 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Colonials rank 99th (6.2).
St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 48th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while Robert Morris ranks 74th (19.8).
St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 26th in blocks per game (4.6) while Robert Morris ranks 214th (1.9).
The Colonials rank 12th in assists per game (16.4) while the Terriers rank 182nd (12.2).
Robert Morris ranks 118th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3) while St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 248th (37.9).
The Colonials have been outscored by an average of 0.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Robert Morris has defeated opponents by an average of 2.0 points.
During their last five games, the Terriers have scored an average of 76.0 points per game (5.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.2 points per game (5.2 above their season average).