Looking to win big? The Runnin’ Bulldogs and Raiders face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Raiders are hosting the game at Avenir Centre in Moncton, NB. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 146 points, and the Raiders are favored to win at home vs. the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS VS COLGATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs +3.5
This game will be played at Avenir Centre at 4:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Raiders.
- Even though we have Colgate winning straight-up, we like Gardner-Webb at +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Runnin’ Bulldogs Pull Off a Road Win?
After playing three games, Gardner-Webb has a 1-2 overall record. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Gardner-Webb is 4-6. As Gardner-Webb enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 1-2. Taking into account the previous season, Gardner-Webb has gone 3-6 against the spread in their last ten games.
So far, Gardner-Webb’s games have averaged 138.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 142 points. The Runnin’ Bulldogs have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
Coming off their recent game, the Gardner-Webb offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Weber State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.5%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Julien Soumaoro, who holds an average of 16.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Caleb Robinson is averaging 13.8 points per game this season.
So far, the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 86th in the country at 70.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Gardner-Webb’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 14.7% this season.
Can the Raiders Lock in a Home Win?
Today marks the fourth game of the season for Colgate, who currently have a record of 1-2. In their two road games this season, the Raiders are winless, while they are undefeated at home with a 1-0 record. Prior to today’s game, Colgate has a 0-3 ATS record. Taking into account the previous season, Colgate is 6-4 ATS in their last ten games.
Through three games, Colgate has an over/under record of 0-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 138 points per game so far. The Raiders’ last five games have culminated with an average of 86 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.
The Colgate offense is coming off a game in which they scored 50 points vs. Yale. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.2% while connecting on 4 threes. Braeden Smith is leading the team in scoring at 14.3 points per contest. Keegan Records has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.7 going into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Colgate defense is giving up an average of 72.3 points per contest. Against Yale, the Raiders’ defense gave up 68 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Yale only made 2 free-throws.