The Robert Morris Colonials head to the Detroit Titans Friday night in a Horizon League matchup featuring two of the weakest defenses in all of college basketball. Detroit and Robert Morris both rank worse than 280th in defensive efficiency in the nation. Robert Morris in particular has given up at least 79 points in seven of their last eight games. The Titans have scored over 80 points in three of their last four.
Robert Morris can’t guard the perimeter, they give up threes at 38% per game on the season. The Titans are a great outside shooting team, as a team they shoot 38% from deep. Detroit guard Antoine Davis leads the offensive attack, averaging 22 ppg, he has scored 23 points in five straight games.. Along with Davis Detroit features guards Noah Waterman and Bul Kuol, both are double digit scorers. Detroit doesn’t move quickly but they are all about efficiency on the offensive end.
The Colonials give up 77 ppg on the season. Their offense has begun to catch up with their defense scoring 81 and 88 in their last two games. Guard AJ Bramah leads the offensive attack averaging 21 ppg and 10 rpg, they only feature one other double digit scorer but the offensive works well around Bramah and their recent offensive output makes them a real problem for the Titans defense.
The Colonials and the Titans are both terrible on the defensive end. They both can shoot the ball well from deep and it should be an easy flow for both offenses. Detroit is a 9.5 point favorite that should be able to cover the spread, their offense should be able to get to 80 and Robert Morris is red hot on the offensive end. This number is too low for how bad these defenses are.
Play of the day: Over 143.5
A clash of styles is going to take place Wednesday night when the Ole Miss Rebels visit the Arkanas Razorbacks.
The slow pace, defensive minded Rebels are coming off of two straight victories over Texas A&M and Mississippi State. Both victories were played out in the same style, a slow grind it out affair where the Rebels were easily able to dictate the pace. That pace is very slow, ranking 278th in the nation. To win they just have to slow everything down and not allow the potent Arkansas offense to get rolling. On offense the Rebels feature Senior guard Devontae Shuler, averagin 14 ppg and 4.1 apg, his ability to manage the slow pace on offense and find the best shot is literally the only offense they bring to the table.
Arkansas rebounded from two straight losses with two straight victories over Vanderbilt and Auburn. Their offense has been the story of the program all season, led by Freshman guard Moses Moody who is averagin 17 ppg this season and running the fast paced and efficient Razorbacks offense. Arkansas is averaging 85 ppg this season ranking #9 overall.
This game will be a clash of styles but the Arkansas offense is much more explosive. Ole Miss has had problems with efficient offensive teams, being dominated in their matchups with LSU, Alabama and Georgia. The Rebels inability to shoot the ball from three or from the free throw line will be impossible to overcome a powerful offense. Ole Miss shoots just 29% from behind the three, that will limit any chance they have to overcome an Arkansas offense that will keep attacking. The defense of Arkanas is underrated and their offense is going to be very tough to stop. Razorbacks will be to efficient to overcome.
Play of the day: Arkansas Razorbacks -4.5