Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Black Knights and Raiders. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Raiders at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Patriot League conference game currently have Colgate as the -13.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 129.5 points.
ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS VS COLGATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Army Black Knights +13.5
This game will be played at Cotterell Court at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.
WHY BET THE ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS:
- 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 Army at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Army Be The Talk of Cotterell Court?
Army enters this game as a 13.5-point underdog. They are 2-11 this season when they are the underdog. So far, the Black Knights have gone 6-15 overall and 2-6 in Patriot League play.
On the road, Army is just 2-8 this season, and they are coming off a 66-56 loss to Bucknell. Over their last three road games, they have gone 1-2, and over their last 10 road games, they are 2-8.
As the underdog this season, Army has gone 8-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Black Knights have an ATS mark of 7-3. On the road, Army has an ATS record of 7-3 this year and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three games as the underdog.
This season, Army’s over/under record is 7-13, and today’s line of 129.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (131.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line, including their last three games (OU record of 1-2 in their last three).
In their most recent game, the Army offense put up just 56 points vs. the Bucknell Bison. Overall, they are now averaging 60.8 points per game which is 497th in the country. Offensively, the Black Knights have a season long field goal percentage of 39%, which is 377th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 305th in percentage and 108th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Black Knights’ defense is ranked 13th in the country at 63.3 points per contest. Against Bucknell, the Black Knights’ defense gave up 66 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Bucknell only made 10 free-throws.
Will Colgate Make it Happen at Home?
Colgate enters today’s game as a 13.5-point favorite, and they have been much better at home this season, going 7-2 compared to 5-6 on the road. They have won their last two games at home and are 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.
So far this season, the Raiders have gone 13-8, including a 7-1 record in the Patriot League. They have won their last five games and are 11-2 when favored this season.
At home this season, Colgate has an ATS record of 5-4 and an overall ATS record of 9-9-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread. Their ATS mark when favored this year is 7-5-1.
Colgate’s over/under record for the season is 6-14 and the average scoring total in their games is 134.8 points. Today’s over/under line is 129.5. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.
The Colgate offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. American. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.6% while connecting on 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Braeden Smith who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13. Ryan Moffatt also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.6.
The Raiders’ defense is presently ranked 39th nationally, allowing an average of 65.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Army. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.7%.