Cleveland State vs. Robert Morris Horizon Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023
The Horizon conference tournament continues Thursday as the No. 3 seed Cleveland State Vikings (19-12, 14-6 Horizon) face off against the No. 6 seed Robert Morris Colonials (16-16, 10-10 Horizon) at Wolstein Center, starting at 8:00 PM on ESPN+. Cleveland State is a 6.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total is set at 134.5 for the matchup.
Cleveland State vs. Robert Morris Odds
- Cleveland State odds to win: -299
- Robert Morris odds to win: +239
- Spread: Cleveland State (-6.5)
- Total: 134.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Cleveland, Ohio
- Venue: Wolstein Center
Who Will Win Cleveland State vs. Robert Morris?
Cleveland State and Robert Morris Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Cleveland State is 2-5 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
In games this season in which it was an underdog by 6.5 points or more, Robert Morris has a 5-4 record against the spread.
These two teams average 140.5 points per game combined, six more than the total of 134.5.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 134.4 points per game, 0.1 fewer than the point total in this game.
The average total Cleveland State has had set in games this year is 4.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average total in Colonials games this season is 1.3 more points than the point total of 134.5 in this outing.
The Vikings are 14-15-0 against the spread this season.
The Colonials’ ATS record is 17-13-0 this year.
Cleveland State Stats & Insights
Cleveland State’s +107 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.4 points per game) is a result of scoring 71.2 points per game (189th in college basketball) while giving up 67.8 per contest (113th in college basketball).
The 32.6 rebounds per game Cleveland State averages rank 125th in the country. Its opponents grab 31.6 per outing.
The Vikings hit 5.1 three-pointers per game (347th in college basketball) at a 30.6% rate (338th in college basketball), compared to the 7.1 per contest their opponents make while shooting 32.5% from beyond the arc.
Cleveland State averages 92.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (222nd in college basketball), and gives up 87.7 points per 100 possessions (78th in college basketball).
The Vikings are scoring 74 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 5.4 more points than they’re averaging away from home (68.6).
Robert Morris Stats & Insights
Robert Morris’ +87 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.7 points per game) is a result of putting up 69.3 points per game (243rd in college basketball) while giving up 66.6 per outing (79th in college basketball).
Robert Morris grabs 32.5 rebounds per game (133rd in college basketball) while conceding 30.1 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.4 boards per game.
Robert Morris makes 7.2 three-pointers per game (206th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.4 on average.
Robert Morris’ 91.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 232nd in college basketball, and the 88.2 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 91st in college basketball.
At home, the Colonials average 74.1 points per game. Away, they average 65.5.
Cleveland State Key Players to Watch
The scoring and rebounding leader for the Vikings is Tristan Enaruna, who accumulates 15.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Cleveland State’s best passer is Deshon Parker, who averages four assists per game to go with his 9.9 PPG scoring average.
Drew Lowder makes more threes per game than any other member of the Vikings, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.7 per contest.
Tujautae Williams is Cleveland State’s leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Enaruna leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.
Robert Morris Key Players to Watch
Enoch Cheeks is the top scorer for the Colonials with 15.8 points per game. He also tacks on 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game to his stats.
The Robert Morris leaders in rebounding and assists are Kahliel Spear with 8.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 15.8 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Michael Green III with 4.2 assists per game (he also tacks on 8.8 points and 1.7 rebounds per game).
Josh Corbin makes 2.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Colonials.
Robert Morris’ leader in steals is Cheeks (1.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Spear (1.4 per game).
Cleveland State vs. Robert Morris Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Robert Morris (+6.5)
- Pick OU:
Cleveland State 71, Robert Morris 66
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