Postseason NIT - Providence Friars home to Robert Morris Colonials in NCAA Basketball betting action
Robert Morris Colonials vs Providence Friars Odds
The Providence Friars host Robert Morris on Monday, looking to build on their 18-14 mark against the 24-10 Colonials in college hoops action at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Providence will face the 24-10 Colonials, who own a 5-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Friars are 16-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Colonials are 0-3 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 59-ranked Friars and the No. 185-rated Colonials in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-70 win for the Colonials on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Providence has the nation's No. 177-rated offensive output, at 67.3 PPG. The visiting Colonials defense ranks No. 142 allowing on average 65.4 PPG. The Friars FG% has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Colonials marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Robert Morris owns the country's No. 67-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Providence, on the other hand, rates No. 238 in scoring at home.
Robert Morris won its last outing, a 59-57 result against Kentucky on March 19. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. The Colonials got 15 points from Lucky Jones as Robert Morris ran past Kentucky 59-57 on Tuesday at Sewall Center.
Last time out for Providence, they were a 75-66 winner as they battled Charlotte at home. They earned a push in the match as a 9-point favorite. Bryce Cotton went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Providence over Charlotte, 75-66, on Wednesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.
A few Colonials at Friars trends to consider:
Providence is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Providence is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games at home
Providence is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games