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Postseason NIT - Robert Morris Colonials vs Kentucky Wildcats Preview

Kentucky WildcatsRobert Morris Colonials
March 19, 7:30 PM | Sewall Center

Kentucky Wildcats vs Robert Morris Colonials Odds

21-11TEAM RECORD23-10

Kentucky pays a visit to Robert Morris on Tuesday, hoping to send the Colonials to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Sewall Center.

The Colonials bring a 23-10 record (4-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-11 Wildcats, who are 11-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Robert Morris go 0-2 so far and the Wildcats go 15-13.

View Kentucky vs Robert Morris Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Robert Morris in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 185-ranked Colonials and the No. 24-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-74 win for the Wildcats on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Robert Morris's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 71.3 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 125 at 64.6 PPG. The Colonials field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 171-rated mark, allowing 69.4 points per game on the highway. Robert Morris, on the other hand, rates No. 61 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 64-48 loser as they battled Vanderbilt at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Kentucky got 12 points from Archie Goodwin but lost anyway, 64-48, to Vanderbilt on Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

Last time out for Robert Morris, they were a 69-60 loser as they battled Mount St. Mary's at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Robert Morris suffered a 69-60 loss against Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, getting 15 points from Anthony Myers-Pate in a losing effort at Sewall Center.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
After playing Vanderbilt are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Colonials trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kentucky's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road