Planning on watching today’s Raiders and Midshipmen game? Catch the action at Alumni Hall (Navy) in Annapolis, MD, as the Midshipmen hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Raiders come into this Patriot League conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 134 points.

COLGATE RAIDERS VS NAVY MIDSHIPMEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Navy Midshipmen +5

This game will be played at Alumni Hall (Navy) at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE NAVY MIDSHIPMEN:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Midshipmen.
  • Not only will Navy pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will Colgate Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Colgate comes into this matchup as the favorite and has an overall record of 7-7. They are 1-0 in conference play and have gone 5-1 at home this season. In their last game, they defeated Loyola Maryland by a score of 78-55.

So far, the Raiders have been favored in six of their 14 games and have gone 5-1 in those matchups. On the road, Colgate is just 1-6 this season and has lost their last three games away from home.

Colgate’s ATS record this season is 6-6-1, and they have gone 2-4-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 3 road games, the Raiders are 0-2-1 vs. the spread.

Colgate’s over/under record this season is 3-10 and today’s line of 134 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.8). So far, 13 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 134. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points compared to their season average of 135.1 points per game.

In their latest game, Colgate offense put up 78 points against Loyola Maryland. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 8 threes. Braeden Smith led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Nicolas Louis-Jacques contributed 14 points for the Raiders.

At this time, the Raiders’ defense is positioned 70th in the country, permitting 66.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Colgate’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.3% this season.

Can the Midshipmen Secure a Win at Home?

After starting the season 1-7, Navy has won two straight games and will look to continue their winning ways at home against Colgate. So far, the Midshipmen are 4-1 at home and have an average scoring margin of +10.0 points per game.

In their last game, Navy defeated Boston by a score of 62-60. Over their last 10 games at home, the Midshipmen have gone 7-3.

As the underdog, Navy has an ATS record of 3-4 this season. Their overall ATS mark is currently 6-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Midshipmen are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 134 is right in line with the average over/under line in Navy’s games this season (135). So far, their over/under record is 4-6-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is exactly 134 points and their OU record in those games is 1-1-1. This season, 5 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 134.

In their most recent game, the Navy offense concluded with only 62 points against Boston. Throughout the game, they made 5/11 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 39.6%. The top scorer for the Midshipmen was Austin Benigni with 22 points, while Mac MacDonald also added 17 to the scoreboard.

This season, the Navy defense has been impressive, holding the 20th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.0 points per contest. In today’s game, the Navy defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 60 points.