Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Eagles and Raiders. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Raiders at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Patriot League conference contest is set at 133 points, with Colgate being favored by -11 at home against American.

AMERICAN EAGLES VS COLGATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: American Eagles +11

This game will be played at Cotterell Court at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE AMERICAN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Raiders.
  • Even though we have Colgate winning straight-up, we like American at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Eagles Grab a Win in Hamilton?

The American Eagles enter this game as 11-point underdogs. They have gone 2-8 as underdogs this season, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak.

Overall, the Eagles are 14-14, including an 8-8 record in Patriot League play. On the road, they are 6-9 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

As the underdog this season, American has a 4-6 record vs. the spread and an overall ATS mark of 14-14. On the road, the Eagles are 8-7 vs. the spread, including a 2-1 ATS mark in their last three games away from home.

So far this season, the over/under record for American’s games is 14-14. Today’s line of 133 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (136.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 116 points, which is lower than today’s OU line of 133. On the year, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

Compared to their season average of 69.2 points per game, American struggled in their previous game. Against Boston, the Eagles scored 52 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.7%. On the offensive front, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 216th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 128th in terms of percentage and 56th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the American defense is giving up an average of 68.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Boston, the Terriers finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 67 points vs. American.

Will the Raiders Make it Happen at Home?

Colgate is a team that has been dominant at home this season, going 11-2. They have won their last six games at home, and their average margin of victory at home is +12.5 points per game. This season, Colgate has been favored in 21 of their 28 games, going 19-2 in those games.

Colgate comes into this game on a 13-game winning streak, and their record on the season is 20-8. In Patriot League play, they have gone 15-1, and their average margin of victory on the road is -0.9 points per game.

Colgate has an ATS record of 14-12-2 this season, going 8-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders have gone 7-3 ATS.

Colgate’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-17-1, and today’s line of 133 is lower than the average OU line in their games (139.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 126 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Colgate offense ended with 67 points against Lafayette. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 2 threes. The Colgate offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.7 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 37% of their looks from outside this season.

So far, the Raiders’ defense is ranked 15th in the country at 63.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Colgate’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.5% this season.