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Long Island Blackbirds take on Colonials in college basketball test

Long Island BlackbirdsRobert Morris Colonials
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | Sewall Center

Long Island Blackbirds vs Robert Morris Colonials Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD15-6

Long Island pays a visit to Robert Morris on Thursday, hoping to send the Colonials to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Sewall Center.

The Colonials sport records of 15-6 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blackbirds have 14-6 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Colonials and 0-0 for the Blackbirds.

View Long Island vs Robert Morris Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 148-rated Colonials and the No. 166-ranked Blackbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-75 result in favor of the Colonials.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Robert Morris's No. 191-ranked scoring average of 67.4 PPG, against a Blackbirds defense rated No. 327 and allowing 75.7 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 40.8% to date this season, less than the Blackbirds shooters have managed so far (45.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Island owns the country's No. 289-rated mark, allowing 76.3 points per game on the highway. Robert Morris, on the other hand, rates No. 205 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Long Island was a 73-66 winner on the road against Wagner. Julian Boyd scored 19 points leading the Blackbirds to a 73-66 victory over Wagner at Spiro Sports Center on Saturday.

Robert Morris won its last outing, an 81-73 result against Monmouth on January 21. Velton Jones poured in a team-high 35 points for Robert Morris on Saturday, as they defeated Monmouth 81-73 at Multipurpose Activity Center.

Next up:
Long Island at St. Francis PA, Saturday, January 28
Robert Morris home to St. Francis NY, Saturday, January 28

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