Colgate vs. Navy - 3/5/15 Patriot Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Navy Midshipmen (13-18) at Colgate Red Raiders (15-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cotterell Court)
The Line: Colgate Red Raiders -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Navy Midshipmen and Colgate Raiders meet Thursday night in the Patriot quarterfinal.
The Navy Midshipmen look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, Navy is averaging 60.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Worth Smith is averaging 14.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Brandon Venturini is averaging 12.3 points and 3.1 assists. Tilman Dunbar is dishing 3.3 assists and Will Kelly is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Navy Midshipmen have four players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 32.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Navy is allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in six of its last nine games.
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The Colgate Raiders look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Colgate is averaging 65.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Damon Sherman-Newsome is averaging 14.8 points and 1.9 assists while Ethan Jacobs is averaging 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Austin Tillotson is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Roh is grabbing six rebounds. The Colgate Raiders have five players averaging at least 9.1 points, and they’re shooting 69.5 percent from the line and 39.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Colgate is allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five of its last six games.
The Midshipmen are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Patriot League and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Navy is playing some decent ball as of late and actually beat Colgate on its home court just a couple of weeks ago. I'll take my chances with the Midshipmen and the points.