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Robert Morris Colonials take on Blackbirds in college basketball test

Robert Morris ColonialsLong Island Blackbirds
March 9, 7:00 PM | Wellness Center

Robert Morris Colonials vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds

18-13TEAM RECORD26-5

The Long Island Blackbirds will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Robert Morris Colonials at Wellness Center on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

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 will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Blackbirds are 0-1 ATS. Robert Morris is 0-1 on the totals; Long Island is 0-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blackbirds, most recently No. 116 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonials, who rate No. 103 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-74 victory for the Blackbirds.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonials is ranked No. 180 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with Long Island’s No. 4 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Long Island is the No. 91-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Robert Morris rates No. 118 at 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Robert Morris features the nation's No. 113-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.

Robert Morris was a 64-62 winner in its last match on the road against Quinnipiac. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Coron Williams scored 15 points leading the Colonials to a 64-62 victory over Quinnipiac at TD Bank Sports Center on Sunday.

Long Island was a 69-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cent Conn State. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as favorites. The Blackbirds grabbed a 69-67 win over the Blue Devils on Sunday, behind a 16-point effort from Jamal Olasewere at Wellness Center.

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