Colgate vs Bucknell 1/14/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Colgate vs Bucknell 1/14/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
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The Bucknell Bison and Colgate Raiders meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Cotterell Court. The Bucknell Bison look for their eighth win. The Colgate Raiders look for their 12th win.

The Bucknell Bison are averaging 71.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Xander Rice is averaging 15.9 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Andre Screen is averaging 11.3 points and 2 assists. Alex Timmerman is the third double-digit scorer and Elvin Edmonds IV is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Bucknell Bison are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Bucknell Bison are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.

The Colgate Raiders are averaging 80.9 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tucker Richardson is averaging 15.3 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Bradeen Smith is averaging 12.5 points and 4.6 assists. Keegan Records is the third double-digit scorer and Oliver Lynch-Daniels is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Colgate Raiders are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Colgate Raiders are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.

The Bison are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raiders are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The under is 4-1 in Bison last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Raiders last 7 overall. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Colgate Raiders are the better tram and will get more love because they're at home. However, the Bucknell Bison have been competitive at times this season, and they lose on the road by an average of just 7.9 points. Colgate wins as a favorite by an average of 7.9 points. It feels like we're stealing an extra bucket or two. Give me Bucknell.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Bucknell Bison +13.5