Looking to win big? The Raiders and Leopards face off at 6:00 ET on CBSS. The Leopards are hosting the game at Kirby Sports Center in Easton, PA. Colgate is favored by -7.5 in this Patriot League conference matchup the against Lafayette. The over/under for the game is set at 132 points.

COLGATE RAIDERS VS LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lafayette Leopards +7.5

This game will be played at Kirby Sports Center at 6:00 ET on Monday, February 19th.

WHY BET THE LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Leopards.
  • Not only will Lafayette pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Colgate Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

Colgate enters this game with an 11-game win streak and a record of 19-8. In Patriot League action, the Raiders have gone 13-1 and are 17-2 when favored this season. On the road, Colgate is 7-6 compared to 11-2 at home.

With a 62-50 win over Bucknell in their most recent game, the Raiders have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games. They have also won their last six games away from home.

Colgate has been a solid team vs. the spread this season, going 14-10-2 overall. They have been even better on the road, going 6-5-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-3-2 in their last 10.

Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in Colgate’s games this year (140.2). This season, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their over/under record in their last five games is 3-1-1.

Against Bucknell, the Colgate had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71.7 points per game. They scored 62 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.4% in the game. In terms of offense, the Raiders have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 134th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 64th in percentage and 71st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Colgate defense is giving up an average of 63.7 points per contest. In today’s game, the Colgate defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 50 points.

Will the Leopards Find a Way to Win at Home?

At home this season, Lafayette has gone 4-8, and over their last ten games at home, they have gone 4-6. As the underdog, they have gone 3-13 this season, and they are 11-16 overall.

Coming off a 68-62 win against American, Lafayette is 10-4 in Patriot League action, and they are 1-12 in non-conference play.

As the underdog, Lafayette has gone 6-10 vs. the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-8 and over their last 10 home games, the Leopards are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Lafayette is 2-1 vs. the spread.

For the season, the over/under record for Lafayette is 13-13 and today’s over/under line of 132 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (132.9). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 152 points compared to their season average of 131.2 points per game.

The Leopards’ offense finished with 68 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 63.6 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Leopards have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, putting them 359th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 332nd in percentage and 220th in three-pointers made.

This season, the Lafayette defense has been impressive, holding the 66th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.3 points per contest. The Lafayette defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed American to connect on 7 threes.