Robert Morris at Detroit: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Robert Morris at Detroit: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Titans (9-9) vs Robert Morris Colonials (4-12)

Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Calihan Hall)

Betting Odds: Detroit Titans -8 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Robert Morris Colonials will travel to Calihan Hall to take on the Detroit Mercy Titans this Friday night in College Basketball action.

The Robert Morris Colonials dropped to 4-12 on the season after being defeated by the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 86-81, this past Saturday. Robert Morris struggled defensively in the 1st half against Oakland and trailed throughout the 2nd half after going into halftime behind by a 46-35 margin. Robert Morris shot 50.0% from the field and 55.0% from beyond the arc while Oakland shot 49.1% from the field and 47.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Robert Morris was outrebounded by Oakland by a 34-31 margin and committed 16 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Colonials was Jon Williams who had 22 points, 3 rebounds, & 6 assists.

On the season, Robert Morris is averaging 72.9 ppg on 44.2% shooting from the field. The Colonials are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 36.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Robert Morris has been led by AJ Bramah (21.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.4 spg), Jon Williams (10.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 5.2 apg), Kahliel Spear (9.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.4 bpg), & Dante Treacy (6.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.1 spg). Robert Morris will be without AJ Bramah who announced last week that he will be transferring.

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Defensively, Robert Morris is allowing their opponents to average 77.9 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Colonials have a rebound margin of -3.1 and a turnover margin of 0.4.

The Detroit Mercy Titans had their 6-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 9-9 on the season after being defeated by the Cleveland State Vikings, 71-64, this past Friday. Detroit Mercy had no answers on the offensive end against the Vikings and could not fight back after Cleveland State took a 62-48 lead with 6:41 left in regulation. Detroit Mercy shot 38.3% from the field and 25.9% from beyond the arc while Cleveland State shot 50.0% from the field and 38.1% from beyond the arc. Detroit Mercy was outrebounded by Cleveland State by a 35-31 margin and committed 9 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Titans was Antoine Davis who had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, & 2 steals.

On the season, Detroit Mercy is averaging 75.9 ppg on 45.2% shooting from the field. The Titans are averaging 9.9 three-pointers per game on 38.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Detroit Mercy has been led by Antoine Davis (22.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.4 spg), Bul Kuol (15.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg), Noah Waterman (10.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg), & Matt Johnson (10.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.4 apg).

Defensively, Detroit Mercy is allowing their opponents to average 74.9 ppg on 46.7% shooting from the field. The Titans have a rebound margin of -1.8 and a turnover margin of 1.4.

The Colonials are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record, however, are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Titans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Robert Morris was able to pick up a much-needed win against Oakland last week, however, this is just not a very good team as the Colonials no longer have their best offensive weapon in AJ Bramah and have a defense that currently ranks just 313th in scoring defense. Detroit Mercy is one of the better teams in the Horizon, led by arguably the best offensive player in Antoine Davis, and between the fact that the Colonials are just 1-6 on the road and that the Titans should have no problem putting plenty of points at home, I’m taking Detroit Mercy to cover this home spread.

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Brett’s Pick Detroit Mercy Titans -8

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