Columbia vs. Colgate - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colgate Red Raiders (3-9) at Columbia Lions (6-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Levien Gym)
The Line: Columbia Lions -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colgate Raiders and Columbia Lions meet Sunday afternoon at the Levien Gymnasium.
The Colgate Raiders have lost seven of their last nine games and are playing their ninth true road game. On the season, Colgate is averaging 59.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 65.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Damon Sherman-Newsome is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Austin Tillotson is averaging 12.7 points and 4.4 assists. Luke Roh is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Ethan Jacobs is shooting 40 percent from the field. The Colgate Raiders haven’t had the easiest schedule with road games against Arizona State, Ohio State and Syracuse. Colgate is shooting 71 percent from the free throw line and 33.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Colgate is forcing 9.7 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 39.2 percent from deep.
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The Columbia Lions have split their last six games and play for the first time in six days. On the season, Columbia is averaging 60.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting and is allowing 56.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Maodo Lo is averaging 18.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Kyle Castlin is averaging 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Cory Osetkowski is grabbing seven rebounds and Isaac Cohen is producing 4.4 assists. The Columbia Lions are a slow paced team that’s averaging less than 51 shots per game but 25 of them are three balls. Columbia is shooting 66.9 percent from the free throw line and 32.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Columbia is forcing 10 turnovers and allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep. Columbia is 5-1 SU this season at home.
The Raiders are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss. The Lions are 38-16 ATS in their last 54 non-conference games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss.
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