Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Robert Morris - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Robert Morris Colonials (16-13) at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (8-18)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Rothman Center)
The Line: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +1 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Robert Morris Colonials will travel to the Rothman Center to take on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Robert Morris Colonials snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 16-13 (12-4 NEC) on the season after defeating the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers, 68-60, this past Friday. Robert Morris trailed by a 33-28 margin at halftime, however, the Colonials were excellent offensively in the 2nd half and was able to pull out the win after finishing the final 1:50 of regulation on a 7-1 run. Robert Morris shot 47.1% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 14-8 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Colonials was Josh Williams who had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals.
On the season, Robert Morris is averaging 69.1 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Colonials are averaging 8.3 three-pointers per game on 36.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Robert Morris has been led by Josh Williams (13.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.2 spg), AJ Bramah (12.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Dante Treacy (8.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensively, Robert Morris is allowing their opponents to average 67.1 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field. The Colonials have a rebound margin of -0.4 and a turnover margin of 2.0.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 8-18 (6-9 NEC) on the season after being defeated by the Long Island University Sharks, 86-81, this past Friday. In a tight back-and-forth game late, Fairleigh Dickinson couldn’t fight back after the Sharks Julian Batts hit a three-pointer which gave Long Island University an 84-80 lead with just :15 seconds left in regulation. Fairleigh Dickinson allowed Long Island University to shoot 44.4% from the field and 44.4% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Knights was Jahlil Jenkins who had 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals.
On the season, Fairleigh Dickinson is averaging 71.7 ppg on 44.6% shooting from the field. The Knights are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 35.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Fairleigh Dickinson has been led by Jahlil Jenkins (15.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.8 spg), Kaleb Bishop (13.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.3 bpg), and Elyjah Williams (11.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.3 bpg).
Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson is allowing their opponents to average 74.8 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Knights have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of 0.2.
The Colonials are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road. The Nights are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games at home and 3-11 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Robert Morris.
Robert Morris comes into this game ranked 241st in scoring offense, 48th in 3P-FG%, and 115th in scoring defense.
Fairleigh Dickinson comes into this match-up ranked 154th in scoring offense, 300th in scoring defense, and 280th in defensive FG%.
Fairleigh Dickinson has struggled ATS at home and although the Knights were able to pick up a 72-71 win on the road just last week against the Colonials, I just can’t trust their defense that has really struggled on the season. Robert Morris is a solid shooting team, especially from beyond the arc, and as I they’ve had success on the road against the Knights, I’m taking Robert Morris to cover this small road spread. Good Luck!