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Northern Kentucky @ Robert Morris

Current Records: Northern Kentucky 6-8; Robert Morris 2-14

What to Know

A Horizon League battle is on tap between the Northern Kentucky Norse and the Robert Morris Colonials at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at UPMC Events Center. NKU will be strutting in after a victory while Robert Morris will be stumbling in from a defeat.

After constant struggles on the road, the Norse have finally found some success away from home. They escaped with a win on Thursday against the Youngstown State Penguins by the margin of a single free throw, 68-67.

Speaking of close games: Robert Morris was close but no cigar on Thursday as they fell 75-73 to the Wright State Raiders.

Barring any buzzer beaters, NKU is expected to win a tight contest. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Thursday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

NKU's win brought them up to 6-8 while the Colonials' loss pulled them down to 2-14. The Norse are 1-4 after wins this season, and Robert Morris is 2-11 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: UPMC Events Center -- Moon Township, Pennsylvania
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $25.00

Odds

The Norse are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Colonials, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Northern Kentucky have won both of the games they've played against Robert Morris in the last eight years.

  • Jan 23, 2021 - Northern Kentucky 79 vs. Robert Morris 74
  • Jan 22, 2021 - Northern Kentucky 81 vs. Robert Morris 76