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Robert Morris Colonials take on Penguins in college basketball test

Robert Morris ColonialsYoungstown State Penguins
Dec 22, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Robert Morris Colonials vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

9-3TEAM RECORD6-5

The Youngstown State Penguins will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Robert Morris Colonials at Beeghly Center on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Penguins bring a 6-5 record (4-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-3 Colonials, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Youngstown State go 5-2-1 so far and the Colonials go 0-1.

View Robert Morris vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Penguins sit at No. 226 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colonials sit at No. 137 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Colonials will win this game 73-67.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Youngstown State's No. 187 nationally ranked offense (67.8 points per game) against a Colonials defense that sits as the No. 52 at 60.2 PPG. The Penguins have been averaging 39.6% from the field, less than the Colonials have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, Robert Morris features the nation's No. 64-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 264 nationally in scoring at home.

Robert Morris was a 64-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hampton. Robert Morris earned a 64-54 victory over Hampton on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Velton Jones at Sewall Center.

Last time out for Youngstown State, they were an 88-62 loser as they battled Akron on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Youngstown State was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Akron and falling by an 88-62 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland State are 4-6
After playing Akron are 2-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Colonials at Penguins trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Youngstown State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Robert Morris

Next up:
Robert Morris at Memphis, Thursday, December 29
Youngstown State at Cleveland State, Saturday, December 31

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