St. Francis-Pennsylvania at Robert Morris - 3/10/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (22-9) at Robert Morris Colonials (19-14)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (UPMC Events Center)
The Line: Robert Morris Colonials -1 -- Over/Under: 144
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash (22-9, 13-5 CONF) and the Robert Morris Colonials (19-14, 13-5 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, March 10th for the Northeast Conference Conference Championship at the UPMC Events Center in Moon Township, PA. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time and it is hosted by Robert Morris.
St. Francis (PA) defeated Sacred Heart, 84-72, in the Semifinals of the NEC Tourney. Both teams have won 13 games in conference play, with Robert Morris owning the all-important tiebreaker. Robert Morris defeated LIU, 86-66, at home in the Semifinal game. Robert Morris just defeated St. Francis (PA) 78-68 on February 29th at home.
St. Francis (PA) scores 78.0 points per game on 46.7 percent field goal shooting this season. St. Francis (PA)’s leading scorer is G Isaiah Blackmon, who scores 18.9 points per game. The leading rebounder for St. Francis (PA) is G Keith Braxton, who earns 7.4 rebounds per game. St. Francis (PA) allows 71.6 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +6.4 scoring differential so far this season. St. Francis (PA) also earns 36.4 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 2.8 blocks, and 7.1 steals per game as a team.
Robert Morris scores 69.6 points per game on 44.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Robert Morris’ leading scorer is G Josh Williams, who scores 13.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Robert Morris is G AJ Bramah, who earns 7.9 rebounds per game. Robert Morris allows 67.1 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +2.5 scoring differential so far this season. Robert Morris also earns 33.5 rebounds, 16.5 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 6.4 steals per game as a team.
St. Francis (PA) is 20-9-1 against the spread this season and 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games. St. Francis (PA) is also 11-4 against the spread on the road so far this season. Robert Morris is 19-13 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Robert Morris is also 8-5 against the spread at home so far this season.
The line shows that this should be a great conference championship game between two of the best in the NEC. I think the home-court advantage has to play a role in this game, as Robert Morris did just beat St. Francis (PA) by 10 at home not too long ago. With all of this being said, I will take Robert Morris and lay the point. I think the Colonials are going dancing.