Colgate vs Army Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/15/23

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The Army Black Knights and Colgate Raiders meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Cotterell Court. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Army Black Knights Betting Preview

The Army Black Knights are averaging 73.4 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jalen Rucker is averaging 15.3 points and 3.4 assists, while Ethan Roberts is averaging 13.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Coleton Benson is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Mann is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Army Black Knights are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Army Black Knights are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.

The Colgate Raiders Betting Preview

The Colgate Raiders are averaging 77.2 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Tucker Richardson is averaging 14.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Keegan Records is averaging 12.2 points and 1.2 assists. Bradeen Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Oliver Lynch-Daniels is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Colgate Raiders are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Colgate Raiders are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.

The Black Knights are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Raiders are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win. The under is 5-1 in Black Knights last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Raiders last 7 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Colgate Raiders should be favored for obvious reasons, especially at home, but this line is a bit disrespectful toward a competitive Army side. The Army Black Knights may not win a lot, but they lose by an average of just 2.4 points on the road, and they actually win on the road by an average of 1.1 points. This is the biggest underdog Army has been all year. I'm not buying it. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Army Black Knights +12