Robert Morris vs. Providence Pick
PROVIDENCE, RI (The Spread)– After pulling off the upset of the NIT tournament last week, eighth-seeded Robert Morris will try to upend another opponent tonight when it takes on fourth-seeded Providence at 7:00PM ET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Providence as a 7.5-point favorite over Robert Morris, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 138.5 points. Providence enters play with an 18-14 overall record while Robert Morris is 24-10 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: Providence opened as a 9.5-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 7.5 at the majority of online sports books, although some books list Robert Morris at +8 or +8.5. As for the total, it opened at 132 and has jumped up to 138.5 or 139 depending on what book you view.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Robert Morris. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Robert Morris. According to the latest college basketball trends, Robert Morris is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games overall, 8-2 ATs in its last 10 non-conferene games and 9-3 ATS in its last 12 road games. The Colonials are also 11-4 against the number in their last 15 games following a straight up win and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games versus a team with a winning straight up record. The Friars, meanwhile, are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall, 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Monday games, and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games versus a team with a winning straight up record. Providence is also 1-3-1 against the number in its last five non-conference games so take the points with Robert Morris.
2013 NIT FREE PICK: ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS +7.5