Long Island Blackbirds vs Robert Morris Colonials in college hoops odds
Robert Morris Colonials vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds
The visiting Robert Morris Colonials hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Wellness Center against the Long Island Blackbirds.
The Blackbirds sport records of 11-10 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Colonials have 14-8 and 3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Blackbirds and 0-0 for the Colonials.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blackbirds at No. 296 and the Colonials at No. 249 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-74 result in favor of the Colonials.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Island's No. 19-ranked scoring average of 77.3 PPG, against a Colonials defense rated No. 204 and allowing 67.4 PPG. The Blackbirds FG% has averaged 46.6% to date this season, more than the Colonials shooters have managed so far (42.8% per game).
Defensively, Robert Morris features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.4 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 55 nationally in scoring at home.
Robert Morris was a 71-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Francis NY. Robert Morris suffered a 71-61 loss against St. Francis NY on Thursday, getting 14 points from Karvel Anderson in a losing effort at Pope Center.
Long Island was an 82-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Francis PA. The battle between the Blackbirds and Red Flash didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as St. Francis PA was handed an 82-62 defeat on Thursday at Wellness Center.
Robert Morris home to St. Francis PA, Wednesday, February 6
Long Island home to Cent Conn State, Thursday, February 7