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Robert Morris Colonials take on Pioneers in college basketball test

Robert Morris ColonialsSacred Heart Pioneers
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Pitt Center

Robert Morris Colonials vs Sacred Heart Pioneers Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD13-16

The Pioneers will try to cover the spread at Pitt Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Robert Morris Colonials in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Colonials have watched them go 21-8 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Pioneers are at 13-16 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Pioneers are 0-0, while the Colonials have a 0-1 mark.

View Robert Morris vs Sacred Heart Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pioneers sit at No. 261 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colonials sit at No. 139 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Colonials will win this game 75-68.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacred Heart's No. 87-ranked offense, averaging 71.9 PPG, against a Colonials defense that ranks No. 74 at 62.8 PPG. The Pioneers field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Colonials marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Robert Morris features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Sacred Heart, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Robert Morris won its last outing, a 68-60 result against Cent Conn State on February 18. Robert Morris got 15 points from Lijah Thompson en route to a 68-60 victory over Cent Conn State on Saturday at Sewall Center.

In their last action, Sacred Heart was a 58-56 loser on the road against St. Francis NY. Shane Gibson scored 21 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 58-56 against St. Francis NY in college basketball action at Pope Center.

Next up:
Robert Morris at Quinnipiac, Saturday, February 25
Sacred Heart home to St. Francis PA, Saturday, February 25

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