Robert Morris vs IUPUI Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 9 (Colonials Take Advantage of Jaguars' Turnovers)

Devon Platana
Robert Morris vs IUPUI prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Robert Morris vs IUPUI prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel
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Robert Morris vs IUPUI Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Robert Morris (7-9, 2-3 Horizon) vs. IUPUI (3-13, 0-5 Horizon)
  • Date: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: UPMC Events Center -- Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Monday, Jan. 9's NCAA college football schedule includes some Horizon League action between the Robert Morris Colonials and IUPUI Jaguars.

Robert Morris looks to turn things around tonight following Thursday's 78-56 loss to Youngstown State — the Colonials' second loss in as many games. Meanwhile, IUPUI has lost five of its last six games, as well as its last three in a row, also falling to Youngstown by a 105-74 final score.

Can Robert Morris get back into the win column at UPMC Events Center? Or will IUPUI figure out a way to finally break out of its recent struggles?

Robert Morris vs IUPUI Odds & Spread

Robert Morris enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 128.5 points with the under being favored at -112 odds.

Robert Morris vs IUPUI Betting Trends

  • Robert Morris has eight wins in 14 games against the spread this year.
  • This season, five of Robert Morris' 14 games have gone over the point total.
  • IUPUI is 6-8-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Jaguars have won twice ATS (2-4) as a 16.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • Out of IUPUI's 14 games so far this season, seven have hit the over.
Robert Morris Rank Robert Morris AVG IUPUI AVG IUPUI Rank
286th 67.8 Points Scored 61.3 356th
100th 66.0 Points Allowed 73.4 290th
215th 31.8 Rebounds 26.9 361st
226th 8.3 Off. Rebounds 7.3 302nd
236th 7.0 3pt Made 4.3 360th
168th 13.6 Assists 10.1 351st
232nd 12.9 Turnovers 15.6 353rd

Robert Morris vs IUPUI Prediction & Pick

While neither of these teams has been good this season, IUPUI has been much worse. The Jaguars have been held to 62 or fewer points in three of their last six games, operating at a minus-12.0 scoring margin over that stretch. Furthermore, they're also 0-5 against fellow Horizon League teams this year and have also lost nine straight road matchups.

Robert Morris hasn't been impressive, but it at least has a winning record (3-2) at home thus far. The Colonials also only turn the ball over 13.5 times per game (T-No. 227), whereas the Jaguars average 16.6 turnovers — 11th-most in the nation.

Considering how Robert Morris has also won 10 of its last 11 home games played on a Monday, I like the Colonials' chances of opening the week with a victory.

Final Score Prediction: Robert Morris: 72 | IUPUI: 62

Robert Morris vs IUPUI Best Bet

Although Robert Morris should win tonight, I'm not a fan of the 16.5-point spread. The Colonials were favored by 15 points over the Jaguars in their last meeting back in February 2022, only to wind up losing by 10 points. On top of that, Robert Morris is an uninspiring 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.

With IUPUI being 4-1 ATS in its last five outings and shocking Robert Morris less than a year ago, I like the Jaguars keeping things closer than expected.

Bet: IUPUI +16.5 (-114)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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