Robert Morris Colonials vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Robert Morris Colonials vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
TV: Big 12 Network
Odds/Point Spread: Robert Morris (+25)
WVU Coliseum is the site where and the West Virginia Mountaineers (4-1) will play the Robert Morris Colonials (1-0) on Wednesday. Robert Morris opens this matchup as 25-point dogs. The total has been set at 140.
Robert Morris will play this game with a win-loss record of 1-0 so far this year. They average 75 pts per game (148th in the nation) while going 44.9% from the field. The Colonials are hitting 26.3% from downtown (5 of 19) and 66.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Robert Morris is grabbing 37 boards per contest and has totaled 17 dimes this season, which ranks 286th in the country in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 11 times per contest and as a team they are committing 13 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Colonials are able to force 22 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15 personal fouls. They currently rank 2nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 5 surrendered this season. The Colonials are giving up a field goal percentage of 37.0% (20 of 54) and they concede 40 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 30.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 24th in college hoops in PPG allowed (57).
The Robert Morris Colonials stepped onto the hardwood against the Point Park Pioneers and walked away with a win by a score of 75-57 in their last game. Robert Morris finished the contest with a 44.9% FG percentage (31 out of 69) and knocked down 5 of their 19 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Colonials buried 8 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 32 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 assists in this game while earning 9 steals and 7 blocks. In reference to defense, Robert Morris allowed the other team to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 31 out of 69. Point Park doled out 5 dimes and 4 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Pioneers collected 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Point Park finished the game at 78.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of 14 tries. They also converted 6 of 20 attempts from 3-point land.
Dante Treacy is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 12 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He played 27 mins played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Treacy finished 62.5% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. Another guy that saw the court a lot in this matchup for the Colonials was Charles Bain. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor for the game by hitting 3-of-6 (8 points). In all, Bain was on the court for 26 min.
West Virginia has a mark of 4-1 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Mountaineers are shooting 40.4% from the field, which ranks 292nd in D-1. West Virginia has 389 points for the campaign (77.8 per game) and they pull in 42.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 13.4 times per game (173rd in the nation) and they cough up possession 10.8 times per contest. The Mountaineers commit 17.4 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.2% from the free throw line. The Mountaineers are ranked 172nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.8. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (163rd in college hoops). The West Virginia defense surrenders 28.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (29 of 103) and their opponents are making 69.0% of their foul shots. They give up 14.6 dimes and 36.4 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 217th and 166th in the nation.
In their last game, the West Virginia Mountaineers walked away with a victory by a final of 80-71 against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Mountaineers recorded 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this contest. They turned away 2 tries while recording 9 steals for this game. The Hoyas had 24 personal fouls in the game which got the Mountaineers to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. When discussing three-point shots, West Virginia knocked down 6 of 17 tries (35.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Mountaineers finished the game shooting 26 out of 64 from the floor which had them at 40.6%. The Mountaineers permitted the Hoyas to knock down 25 of 62 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.3% in the matchup. They went 36.7% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 11 of 30 and ended up shooting 10 of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In the matter of how they rebounded, West Virginia permitted Georgetown to get 41 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Emmitt Matthews played a lot for the Mountaineers for the contest. He made 5 out of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 45.5%, which gave him 13 points. Matthews grabbed 4 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 2 dimes for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for West Virginia was Miles McBride. He left the arena with 17 points in his 34 minutes on the court via 5 of 9 shooting in this matchup. McBride ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor while collecting 7 assists and 7 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take West Virginia (-25) and under 140 points
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