Merrimack Warriors vs. Robert Morris Colonials Free Prediction 01/18/20

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A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Robert Morris Colonials (8-9, 4-0 NEC) when they welcome the Merrimack Warriors (10-8, 4-1 NEC) to UPMC Events Center. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Merrimack Warriors at Robert Morris Colonials Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Colonials won big over the Wagner Seahawks 94-62, while the Warriors defeated the Bryant Bulldogs 71-67.

The Warriors had a great turnover percentage of 8.5 (better than their season average of 15.8) and held the Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.4 (below their season average of 29.9). The Colonials, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 16.9) and had a free throw rate of 0.220 (above their season average of 0.144). Robert Morris received a boost from Josh Williams, who finished with 21 points, five rebounds and five assists. Idris Joyner, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Merrimack with 16 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, AJ Bramah led the Colonials to a 69-58 win. He put up 16 points and eight rebounds. The Colonials’ 17.2 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Warriors, who had a mark of 26.0.

It could be a mistake-prone game for the Robert Morris offense. Robert Morris ranks 163rd in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.2 percent), while the gambling defense of Merrimack forces the eighth-most turnovers in the country (26.7 percent).

Merrimack Warriors at Robert Morris Colonials ATS Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Robert Morris, ATS Winner – Robert Morris, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Robert Morris ranks 12th in assists per game (16.8) while Merrimack ranks 187th (12.1).
  • The Warriors rank seventh in three pointers allowed per game (15.8) while the Colonials rank 72nd (19.9).
  • The Warriors rank fifth in steals per game (10.6) while the Colonials rank 118th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • Robert Morris ranks 211th in rebounds per game (34.0) while Merrimack ranks 277th (28.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Colonials’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.6, up from 1.8 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 63.2 points per game (0.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.0 points per game (1.8 below their season average).