Round 1 NIT Picks 3/19: Kentucky @ Robert Morris Predictions & Preview

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Our official Kentucky Wildcats vs. Robert Morris Colonials pick is here at Cappers Info, as two great teams get set to square off on the college basketball odds. Join us for all of the great NCAA basketball predictions for what should be another great game on the college basketball schedule tonight!

Round 1 NIT Picks: #1 Kentucky Wildcats @ #8 Robert Morris Colonials
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 7:30 ET
Location: Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, PA
Kentucky vs. Robert Morris Live TV: ESPN


Round 1 Betting Lines
#1 Kentucky Wildcats -4.5
#8 Robert Morris Colonials +4.5
Over/Under 141

Every now and again, you see something that you have never seen before, and you’ll probably never see again. If you live in the town of Moon Township, PA, this is one you’ll never see again. Robert Morris has never hosted a postseason game of any kind before, and now, it gets to not only host an NIT game, but thanks to the fact that the first round of the NCAA Tournament is being played at Rupp Arena, the Colonials get to host. This isn’t any team that is coming to Moon Township, though. This is the Kentucky Wildcats. The names on the fronts of the jerseys match the names that were on the fronts of the jerseys of the guys cutting down the nets last year at the Final Four. You know that Kentucky has zero interest in playing this game, knowing that it looked like it had no interest to beat Vandy in the SEC Tournament, a game that would have probably guaranteed it a spot in the NCAA Tournament. However, we’re reminded of when Illinois, a team that just missed out on the dance two years ago, was forced on the road to Stony Brook to take on the Seawolves. That day, the Illini whipped the hosts in spite of the fact that virtually everyone was convinced that the underdogs were going to have their way. Everyone is convinced that Kentucky is going to roll over and die in this one. Everyone except for us. Head Coach John Calipari might be calling upon his backups quite a bit in this game, but once he finds a lineup that is excited about playing, this game should be over. Robert Morris just isn’t keeping up with the Cats, even if they are a shell of their old selves.

Kentucky vs. Robert Morris Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -4.5
Round 1 NIT Predictions: Kentucky 84 – Robert Morris 69

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