Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Robert Morris Colonials Free Prediction 11/12/19

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The Robert Morris Colonials (0-2), 11.5-point underdogs, get their home schedule underway at UPMC Events Center against the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 133.5 points and it can be seen on ESPNU at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Pittsburgh Panthers at Robert Morris Colonials Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Colonials got blown out by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 92-57, while the Panthers fell to the Nicholls Colonels, 75-70.

Pittsburgh had a better free throw rate (0.179 vs. 0.154) while Robert Morris had a better offensive rebounding percentage (18.2 vs. 20.0). Josh Williams was a key piece for Robert Morris with 21 points and five rebounds. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, received a boost from Ryan Murphy, who recorded 28 points and five rebounds.

It could be a sloppy game for the Robert Morris offense. Since last season, Robert Morris ranks 310th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.0 percent), while the pesky defense of Pittsburgh has forced the 44th-most turnovers in the nation (21.5 percent). Moreover, the Panthers, who rank ninth in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.295), will clash against the Colonials, who rank 329th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.287).

Pittsburgh Panthers at Robert Morris Colonials ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Robert Morris ranks 91st in rebounds allowed per game (33.5) while Pittsburgh ranks 256th (36.7).
  • The Colonials rank 132nd in assists per game (13.8) while the Panthers rank 253rd (11.7).
  • Robert Morris ranks 147th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while Pittsburgh ranks 236th (20.6).
  • The Colonials rank 109th in blocks allowed per game (3.1) while the Panthers rank 244th (5.3).
  • Robert Morris ranks 62nd in steals per game (7.3) while Pittsburgh ranks 195th in steals allowed per game (6.6).