The Robert Morris Colonials (15-16) and Cleveland State Vikings (19-12) meet Thursday at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Robert Morris vs. Cleveland State game odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Robert Morris survived a scare from IUPUI in the 1st round in Pittsburgh, edging the Jaguars 67-64 as a 14.5-point favorite as the Under cashed. The Under is 7-3 across the last 10 games overall for RMU.
Cleveland State closed out the regular season with a loss at Milwaukee, but the Vikings were a solid 5-1 straight up (SU) in the final 6 games, although CSU is just 2-7 ATS in the last 9 games overall. The Over has dominated for Cleveland State, cashing in 9 of the last 11 games overall.
Cleveland State swept the regular-season series from Robert Morris, as the Under cashed in each meeting. The Vikings won at RMU 63-54 on New Year’s Eve, cashing as a 2-point underdog. The Colonials played tough in Cleveland on Feb. 10, falling just 57-55 while cashing as 6-point ‘dogs.
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Robert Morris at Cleveland State odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Off the Board (OTB)
- Against the spread: Robert Morris +6.5 (-115) | Cleveland State -6.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 134.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Robert Morris at Cleveland State picks and predictions
Cleveland State 71, Robert Morris 68
The moneyline was Off the Board (OTB) at the time of publishing. Even if it were available, Cleveland State would be too risky, especially in a potentially close battle.
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Take ROBERT MORRIS +6.5 (-115) on the road, as the Colonials played very well in the previous trip to Cleveland 3 weeks ago. The underdog is also 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in this series.
The Colonials have covered 5 of the last 7 games overall, while going 9-4-1 in the last 14 games on the road. RMU is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 games against teams with a winning overall record.
Cleveland State -6.5 (-105) has been winning, but struggling against the number, cashing in just 2 of the last 9 games overall. It is also 0-6 ATS in the last 6 games at home against teams with a losing road mark.
OVER 134.5 (-110) is worth a look, although the trends vary greatly between the teams.
It’s all about the Under for Robert Morris, going 5-2 in the last 7 games overall, while cashing at a 10-4 clip in the last 14 games on the road.
However, for Cleveland State, the Over is an impressive 9-2 in the last 11 games overall, while hitting at a 14-5 clip in the previous 19 at Wolstein Center.
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