Betting on today’s Leopards and Raiders game? Catch the action at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY, as the Raiders hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Patriot League conference game currently have the Raiders as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 129.5 points.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS VS COLGATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lafayette Leopards +13

This game will be played at Cotterell Court at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Raiders.
  • Even though we have Colgate winning straight-up, we like Lafayette at +13.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will the Leopards Defense Show Up on the Road?

After a win in their last game, Lafayette is 3-12 overall and 2-0 in the Patriot League. They have won two games in a row, and their record as the underdog is 1-12. This season, they have been the underdog 13 times.

On the road, the Leopards are 1-7, and their average scoring margin is -12.2. In their last three road games, they have gone 1-2, and over their last 10 road games, they are 2-8. This season, they have been the underdog 13 times.

As the underdog this season, Lafayette has gone 4-9 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-5 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 129.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Lafayette’s games this season (136.7). So far, 10 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 101 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line of 129.5. This season, Lafayette’s over/under record is 4-10.

Lafayette offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against Boston. In that game, they made 5/19 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 37%. Offensively, the Leopards hold a season-long field goal percentage of 37%, placing them 402nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 399th in terms of percentage and 289th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Leopards’ defense is positioned 100th in the country, permitting 68.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Colgate. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.2%.

Does Colgate Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Colgate will look to continue its strong play at home, where the team is 5-1 this season. The Raiders have won two straight games and are 8-7 overall, including a 2-0 record in Patriot League action.

Coming off an 80-72 win over Navy, Colgate has been the favorite in seven of its 15 games, going 6-1 in those contests. On the season, the Raiders have an average scoring margin of +10.5 points per game at home.

As the favorite, Colgate has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 4-2-1. They are also 7-2-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Raiders are 4-2 vs. the spread this season and 7-2 in their last 10 home games.

Colgate’s over/under record this season is 4-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 144. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 129.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points.

In their latest game, Colgate offense put up 80 points against Navy. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52.9% and made 13 threes. Braeden Smith is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Ryan Moffatt brings a PPG average of 10.4 into the game.

This season, the Colgate defense has been impressive, holding the 75th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Navy, the Midshipmen finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 72 points vs. Colgate.