Colgate Raiders (1-1) at Boston University Terriers (1-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Case Gym)
The Line: Boston University Terriers +2 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colgate Raiders and the Boston University Terriers meet Saturday in college basketball action from Case Gym.
Colgate enters this one at 1-1 so far. The Raiders are coming off a two-point loss to Army on Sunday. As for Boston University, they’re 1-1 as well. The Terriers played Holy Cross on Tuesday and lost by two as well. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Colgate opened up the season with an impressive 101-57 win over Army. In that one, the Raiders’ top scorer was Nelly Cummings with 24 points, four rebounds and one assist. Jordan Burns added 20 points with eight assists and one rebound, and Tucker Richardson chipped in 13 points.
In the Sunday rematch against Army, Colgate posted a tough 75-73 loss. The Raiders’ top scorer was Burns, with 19 points, four assists and three rebounds. Keegan Records led the rebounding with 12, and also scored eight points in 27 minutes.
Over on the Boston University side, their first game was an 83-76 win over Holy Cross. Topping the Terriers in scoring there was Daman Tate, who doubled up on 26 points with 10 rebounds and one assist. Javante McCoy added 17 points with six boards and three assists.
The Terriers took a loss in their second game as well, falling 68-66 to the Crusaders. The Terriers’ top performer there was Jack Hemphill with 16 points and six rebounds. McCoy added 15 points with six boards and one assist as well.
Boston U is 0-7 ATS in their last seven home games and 1-8 ATS in their last nine games overall. The Terriers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss and the over is 12-3-2 in their last 17 Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Raiders are 7-2 ATS in their last nine Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss. Colgate is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after a straight-up loss and the under is 4-1 in their last five road games.
PICK: I’m sticking with Colgate. This is something of an interesting matchup, as both teams looked great in their openers, then suffered two-point losses in game two. The Raiders have notched a combined 174 points in their first pair, and they’ve got their offense working pretty well. Boston U has some scorers on their roster as well, but if Colgate gets going in this one I like the Raiders to power out a cover.