(15) Robert Morris vs. (2) Michigan State NCAA Predictions: How many people in the United States can honestly say that they knew the Robert Morris Colonials (24-10, 15-3) existed before this year’s Selection Sunday? Certainly not Big Ten, player of the year Kalin Lucas, nor did the Michigan State Spartans (26-6, 15-3), for that matter. “I don’t think I did,” Lucas said Thursday. “I don’t think this team did, either.”
Tonight, beginning at 9:50 PM ET (6:50 PM PT) from the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis (MN), Michigan State will get a chance to get to know Robert Morris a little better, as they meet in a NCAA Predictions, Midwest Region first round clash.
According to NCAA Predictions oddsmaking experts at SportsBook.com, the Michigan State Spartans [-16½] come into this game as the Sports Odds favorites to defeat the unknown underdogs, Robert Morris Colonials [+16½], by a nice comfortable margin.
In the spirit of expanding our overall geographical knowledge, Robert Morris is located in the Pittsburgh area. To be more specific, the commuter school, which holds about 5,000 students, is located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon Township, PA. The OVER/UNDER for this, Robert Morris vs. Michigan State NCAA Predictions, has been set at a combined total of 133 points.
“I think this is going to give the school a lot of attention,” said Jeremy Chappell, the Colonials guard. “We are playing in Pitt and Duquesne’s shadow. But this gives us a chance to give Robert Morris a name, nationally. This is a great opportunity for us.”
“Our whole team was not recruited by the top teams,” forward Rob Robinson said. “So this is our time to make a national name.”