Betting on today’s Wildcats and Raiders game? Catch the action at Avenir Centre in Moncton, NB, as the Raiders hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points, and the Raiders are favored to win at home vs. the Wildcats.
WEBER STATE WILDCATS VS COLGATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colgate Raiders -1.5
This game will be played at Avenir Centre at 1:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE COLGATE RAIDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 in favor of the Raiders.
- Not only will Colgate pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will Weber State Come Through as Road Underdogs?
So far this season, Weber State has played two games and has a 1-1 overall record. The Wildcats are 1-0 on the road and 0-1 at home. In terms of against the spread (ATS), Weber State has a current record of 1-1 this season. Taking into account the previous three games, which includes last year’s matchups, Weber State has a 2-1 ATS record with an average scoring differential of +9.
After two games, Weber State has an over/under record of 0-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 120.5 points per game so far. Looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 65 points per game.
The Weber State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 61 points vs. Gardner-Webb. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.5% while connecting on 3 threes. Dillon Jones is leading the team in scoring at 24 points per contest. Steven Verplancken has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.5 going into the game.
Weber State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 32nd nationally, with 61.5 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Weber State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 50.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 18.6% this season.
Can the Raiders Secure a Win at Home?
Heading into their 5th game of the season, Colgate currently holds a 2-2 record. In games played away from home, the Raiders are 0-2, but have a perfect 2-0 record on their home court. As of today’s game, Colgate has a 1-3 record against the spread. Specifically, the Raiders are 0-2 ATS on the road and 1-1 vs. the spread at home.
So far, each of of Colgate’s first four games have remained below the over/under lines putting their OU record at 0-4-0. When assessing the Raiders’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 70 points per game.
Most recently, the Colgate offense finished with just 59 points vs. Gardner-Webb. For the game, they hit 7/20 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39.6%. On the offensive front, the Raiders have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 265th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 273rd in terms of percentage and 247th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Raiders’ defense is nationally ranked 73rd, allowing 67.2 points per game. So far, the Colgate defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13 times per game (411st).