Northeast Tournament - Robert Morris Colonials vs St. Francis NY Terriers Preview
St. Francis NY Terriers vs Robert Morris Colonials Odds
The visiting St. Francis NY Terriers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Sewall Center against the Robert Morris Colonials.
It's a game in the Northeast Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.
The Colonials currently sports a 22-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Terriers are 12-17 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Colonials produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Terriers have gone 0-0 against the number.
The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonials sit at No. 187 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Terriers sit at No. 200 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Colonials will win this game 76-69.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Terriers is ranked No. 160 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Robert Morris’s No. 289 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Robert Morris is the No. 11-ranked team in the country at 8.6 per game, while St. Francis NY rates No. 89 at 7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Francis NY owns the country's No. 272-rated mark, allowing 73.5 points per game on the highway. Robert Morris, on the other hand, rates No. 53 in scoring at home.
St. Francis NY was a 92-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacred Heart. The Terriers grabbed a 92-80 win over the Pioneers on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Ben Mockford at Pope Center.
Robert Morris was an 81-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Cent Conn State. Robert Morris cruised to victory on Saturday, running Cent Conn State out of the gym and running up an 81-61 score at Detrick Gymnasium.