The Raiders and Mountain Hawks are set to face off at 12:00 ET on CBSS. The Mountain Hawks will host the game at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA. In this Patriot League matchup, Colgate is favored by -3.5 vs. Lehigh. The over/under for the game is 142.5 points.

COLGATE RAIDERS VS LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lehigh Mountain Hawks +3.5

This game will be played at Stabler Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Mountain Hawks.
  • Not only will Lehigh pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Raiders Have What it Takes in Bethlehem?

Colgate comes into this game with an overall record of 21-9 and a 16-2 record in Patriot League play. On the road, the Raiders have gone 10-6 this season, and they have a road average scoring margin of +.4. They have won their last nine games on the road, and their record as the favorite is 20-3.

In their most recent game, Colgate defeated Holy Cross by a score of 77-58. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Raiders have gone 8-2. So far this season, they have played 30 games, and their scoring differential is +11.4 points per game.

Colgate’s ATS mark for the year is 15-13-2. In their 23 games as the favorite, the Raiders are 13-9-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 7-7-2, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 7-3.

Colgate’s over/under record for the season is 10-19-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 134.3. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.4), and the average scoring total in their last three games is 131 points.

The Colgate offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Holy Cross. Overall their field goal percentage was 53.4% while connecting on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Braeden Smith, who is averaging 12.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ryan Moffatt also maintains a PPG average of 11.1 heading into game.

This season, the Colgate defense has been impressive, holding the 13th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.5 points per contest. So far, the Colgate defense is giving up an average of 7.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.1 times per game (426th).

Can the Mountain Hawks Pull Off a Home Win?

Lehigh enters this game as a 3.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-10 as the underdog this season. The Mountain Hawks have won five straight games, including a 71-63 victory over Lafayette last time out.

At home, Lehigh has gone 4-5 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have a record of 5-5. So far, the Mountain Hawks have gone 9-7 in Patriot League games, compared to their overall record of 12-16.

Lehigh’s overall ATS record this season is 16-8-1, but their home ATS mark is just 4-5. Over their last 10 home games, the Mountain Hawks are just 3-6 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Lehigh has an ATS record of 10-2-1 this year and they are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Lehigh’s over/under record this season is 12-13 and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (142.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

In their recent game, the Mountain Hawks’ offense concluded with 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.2 points per contest. Burke Chebuhar was the leading scorer for the Mountain Hawks, putting up 16 points. In addition, Tyler Whitney-Sidney contributed 15 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Lehigh defense is giving up an average of 71.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Lehigh’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.