Colgate vs Lafayette Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23
Lafayette Leopards (10-22) vs. Colgate Raiders (25-8)
March 8, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Colgate Raiders -13.5 / Lafayette Leopards +13.5; Over/Under: +136
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The Lafayette Leopards and Colgate Raiders meet Wednesday in the college basketball Patriot League Final at the Cotterell Court. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Lafayette Leopards are averaging 61.4 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Leo O’Boyle is averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Josh Rivera is averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. CJ Fulton is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Jenkins is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Lafayette Leopards are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61 percent from the free throw line. The Lafayette Leopards are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game.
The Colgate Raiders are averaging 77.7 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Tucker Richardson is averaging 13.9 points and 5 rebounds, while Keegan Records is averaging 12.8 points and 1.3 assists. Oliver Lynch-Daniels is the third double-digit scorer and Bradeen Smith is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Colgate Raiders are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Colgate Raiders are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Leopards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Leopards last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Raiders last 6 overall.
The Colgate Raiders obviously have the horses to blow the doors off here, especially at home. However, the Lafayette Leopards took Colgate down to the wire a couple of weeks ago on the road. Also, Lafayette is 3-1 ATS as a double-digit underdog. Colgate is 7-7 ATS at home. With a ticket to the big dance on the line, I expect Lafayette to put up a fight yet again against Colgate.