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Colgate vs. American - 3/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

American Eagles (16-15) at Colgate Red Raiders (16-16)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Cotterell Court)

The Line: Colgate Red Raiders -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The American Eagles and Colgate Raiders meet Sunday afternoon in the Patriot quarterfinal.

The American Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, American is averaging 58.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and is allowing 58.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Jesse Reed is averaging 14.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while John Schoof is averaging 11.9 points and 1.5 assists. Pee Wee Gardner is the third double-digit scorer and Charlie Jones is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The American Eagles have four players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 71 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from deep. Defensively, American is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.

Colgate vs. American - 3/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colgate Raiders look to stay hot with wins in six of their last eight. On the season, Colgate is averaging 65.4 point son 48.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Damon Sherman-Newsome is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Ethan Jacobs is averaging 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. Austin Tillotson is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Roh is dishing 2.6 assists. The Colgate Raiders have have five players averaging at least 9.4 points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 39.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Colgate is allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five of its last seven games.

The Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Patriot League. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. 

Colgate crushed American in its last meeting and barely lost in their first meeting this season. Add that to the fact the Raiders are playing nearly flawless ball as of late, look for them to get the W and the cover. 

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Colgate Red Raiders -4

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