Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Terriers and Raiders. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, 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 the Raiders being the favored team playing at home against the Terriers.

BOSTON TERRIERS VS COLGATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Terriers +10.5

This game will be played at Cotterell Court at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON TERRIERS:

  • 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 Boston at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can Boston Lock in a Road Win?

After a loss to Bucknell, the Boston Terriers’ record is now 7-11. They have gone 2-3 in Patriot League play and are 5-8 in non-conference games. Boston has a record of 3-7 on the road this season, and they have been outscored by an average of 5.4 points per game.

So far, the Terriers have been the underdog in 13 of their 18 games, going 4-9 in those contests. They are 2-2 when favored, and today they are getting 10.5 points against Colgate. This season, Boston’s average scoring margin on the road is -5.4 points per game, and their record over the last 10 games away from home is 3-7.

As the underdog, Boston has gone 5-8 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-6, but over their last three road games, they’ve gone 2-1 vs. the spread. Overall, the Terriers’ ATS record is 7-10.

So far this season, the over/under record for Boston’s games is 6-11. Today’s over/under line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (134.1). This year, 10 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 133 and their games have averaged 129.5 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 129 points.

In their recent matchup, the Boston offense ended with 57 points against Bucknell. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.6% and made 6 threes. Anthony Morales was the leading scorer for the Terriers, putting up 21 points. In addition, Kyrone Alexander contributed 9 points.

At this time, the Terriers’ defense is positioned 45th in the country, permitting 65.7 points per game. Boston will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Bucknell to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.

Will Colgate Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Colgate is coming off a 64-56 win over Army, and the Raiders have won two straight games. They are 10-8 overall and 4-1 in the Patriot League. At home, Colgate has gone 5-2 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 8-2.

On the year, the Raiders have been favored in 10 games, going 8-2 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +8.3 points per game, and they are 4-6 on the road this season.

Colgate has an ATS record of 7-8-2 this season and is 4-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders have gone 5-4-1.

Today’s over/under line of 133 for the Colgate-Boston game is slightly lower than the average OU line in their games this year (142.1). So far, 14 of their games have had higher OU lines than 133. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 136 points.

Compared to their season average of 70.6 points per game, Colgate struggled in their previous game. Against Army, the Raiders scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 37%. Leading the team in scoring is Braeden Smith, who is averaging 14.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ryan Moffatt also maintains a PPG average of 10.3 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Colgate defense is giving up an average of 66.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Army, the Black Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 34% and a total of 56 points vs. Colgate.