Planning on watching today’s Raiders and Bison game? Catch the action at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on ESPN+. The Raiders are favored in this Patriot League conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 136.5 points.

COLGATE RAIDERS VS BUCKNELL BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bucknell Bison +8.5

This game will be played at Sojka Pavilion at 3:30 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE BUCKNELL BISON:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will Bucknell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Colgate Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Colgate has been the favorite in eight of its 16 games this season, going 6-2 in those games. The Raiders are 8-8 overall and 2-1 in Patriot League play.

On the road this season, Colgate is just 2-6, and it has a scoring margin of -10.6 points per game. The Raiders’ average scoring margin at home is +8.3.

Colgate’s ATS record this season is 6-7-2, and their ATS mark as the favorite is 4-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

Colgate’s over/under record for the season is 5-10 and the average point total in their games is 136.1, which is lower than today’s over/under line of 136.5. So far, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line and in their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 139 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Colgate offense tallied 64 points in a matchup against Lafayette. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.7%, and they made 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Raiders have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 210th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 126th in percentage and 112nd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Raiders’ defense is ranked 81st in the country at 66.9 points per contest. Colgate’s three-point defense is currently 125th in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.5% of their shots vs. Colgate.

Will the Bison Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

After their win over Lehigh, Bucknell’s record now stands at 5-11. This season, they have gone 2-5 at home compared to their 3-6 record on the road. So far, the Bison have been an underdog in 14 of their 16 games, going 3-11 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is -5.1.

Through 16 games, Bucknell has gone 2-1 in Patriot League play and 3-10 in non-conference matchups. So far, they have been favored twice, going 2-0 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.2.

As the underdog this season, Bucknell has gone just 6-8 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bison have an ATS record of 5-5. At home, Bucknell is 3-4 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 home ATS mark is also 5-5.

Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in Bucknell’s games this season (135.4). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

Bucknell’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 86 points against Lehigh. They had an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 21/25 free throws. Jack Forrest led the scoring for the Bison, contributing 24 points. Additionally, Josh Bascoe chipped in with 23 points.

In terms of defense, Bucknell is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.4 points per game. Bucknell’s three-point defense is currently 177th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.3% of their shots vs. Bucknell.