Robert Morris vs Northern Kentucky College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/23/21

The Northern Kentucky Norse and the Robert Morris Colonials meet Saturday in college basketball action from UPMC Events Center. 

Northern Kentucky enters this matchup at 6-8 so far. As for Robert Morris, they’re sitting at 3-6 overall. This will be a rematch of Friday’s game featuring these teams. In that one, Northern Kentucky managed a five-point victory. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Northern Kentucky went 3-3 in their first six outings, taking out Ball State, Tennessee Tech and Youngstown State. The Norse posted a 2-5 mark in their next seven games, falling to Youngstown State, Cleveland State (twice) and IUPUI (twice). 

In Friday’s matchup against Robert Morris, Northern Kentucky came back from a 33-31 halftime deficit to bag an 81-76 victory. Topping the Norse in scoring was Marques Warrick with 20 points, three assists and two rebounds. 

Over on the Robert Morris side, they started out the year at 2-2, beating Point Park and Fort Wayne while otherwise falling to Bowling Green and Marshall. The Colonials then hit a 1-3 skid after that, falling to Fort Wayne and twice to UCI while otherwise beating Milwaukee. 

In Friday’s loss, Robert Morris’ leading scorer was AJ Bramah on 27 points with five assists and six rebounds. Both Jon Williams and Kam Farris added 13 points apiece as well. 

The Colonials are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 Saturday games and the over is 4-1 in their last five Saturday games. Robert Morris is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games versus a team with a losing road record and the over is 11-4 in their last 15 overall. 

Meanwhile, the Norse are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and the under is 14-6 in their last 20 road games. The under is 5-2 in Northern Kentucky’s last seven overall and the over is 6-2 in their last eight versus a team with a winning percentage below .400. 

PICK: I’m sticking with Northern Kentucky here. The Norse have had a fairly uneven season so far, but they can hit some decent points totals when the matchup is right. In Friday’s game, the Norse notched 50 second-half points and got into a nice offensive rhythm. If they can keep it going, Northern Kentucky should have a good shot at a cover. 

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