Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Raiders and Black Knights. The game is starting at 6:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Black Knights at Christl Arena in West Point, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The Raiders are the favorites in this Patriot League conference matchup the against the Black Knights. The over/under for the game is set at 131.5 points.
COLGATE RAIDERS VS ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Army Black Knights +8.5
This game will be played at Christl Arena at 6:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.
WHY BET THE ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Black Knights.
- Not only will Army pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Colgate Deliver Being Favored on the Road?
Colgate is 9-8 overall and 3-1 in Patriot League play. They have gone 6-7 in non-conference action. The Raiders’ record on the road is 3-6, and they have won two straight away from home.
Over their last 10 road games, Colgate is 3-7. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -8.2 points per game.
Colgate has been a solid bet this season, going 7-7-2 against the spread. However, their ATS mark is just 3-4-2 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Colgate games is 6-10. The average scoring total in their games this year is 137.4 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 142.8 points. On the year, the average margin between the actual scoring and the over/under line in their games is -5.4 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 147 points.
In their recent matchup, the Colgate offense ended with 84 points against Bucknell. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.4% and made 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Raiders have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 214th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 91st in percentage and 100th in three-pointers made.
The Raiders’ defense is presently ranked 76th nationally, allowing an average of 67.3 points per contest. Against Bucknell in their most recent game, the Colgate defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Bucknell to hit 47% of their shots.
Can the Army Offense Score Enough at Home?
Army comes into this contest with a record of 5-12, and they have lost two straight games. So far, they have gone 1-3 in Patriot League play, and their record is 4-9 in non-conference action. At home, the Black Knights are 3-5 this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.
As the underdog, Army has gone 1-9 this season, and they are 1-7 on the road. The Black Knights have an average scoring margin of +.2 at home, and their average scoring margin on the road is -6.4. In their most recent game, they lost to American by a score of 79-60.
As the underdog this season, Army has gone 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, they are just 2-6 ATS this year and have gone 2-7 in their last 10 ATS as the home team. Overall, the Black Knights have an ATS record of 7-9 this season.
Army’s over/under record this season is 6-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 132.7. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 131.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.
In their recent game, the Black Knights’ offense concluded with 60 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 61.3 points per contest. Ryan Curry was the leading scorer for the Black Knights, putting up 12 points. In addition, TJ Small contributed 10 points.
So far, the Black Knights’ defense is ranked 26th in the country at 63.7 points per contest. Army’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the American offense to knock down 58% of their shots on their way to putting up 79 points.