The Colgate Raiders and the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds meet in college basketball action from the Reitz Arena on Friday night.
The Colgate Raiders will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 91-80 loss to Cornell last time out. Tucker Richardson leads the Raiders in scoring and assists with 16.4 PPG and 4.6 APG along with 3.8 RPG while Oliver Lynch-Daniels has 10.3 PPG and Keegan Records has 12.2 PPG with a team-high 5.8RPG to lead the Raiders in rebounding. Braeden Smith has 11 PPG and 4.4 RPG, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Colgate up to this point in the season. As a team, Colgate is averaging 79.2 PPG on 50.1% shooting from the field, 40.3% from three and 67.7% from the foul line this season.
The Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds will look to build on their 99-53 win over subdivision Goucher last time out. Jaylin Andrews leads the Greyhounds in scoring with 11.4 PPG along with 4.3 RPG while Kenneth Jones has 11 PPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Greyhounds in assists as the only other player to score in double figures for Loyola-Maryland this season. Golden Dike also has a team-high 6 RPG for the Greyhounds this season. As a team, Loyola-Maryland is averaging 66.8 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 62.5% from the foul line this season.
Colgate is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. Loyola-Maryland is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 home games.
I get the case to be made for a home underdog in spots, but not here. I just want no part of this Greyhounds team, especially when you have Colgate on the other side as one of the top-end teams in the Patriot League this season. This Raiders team is battle-tested and I think it’s only going to serve them well as conference play rolls on. Give me the Raiders here.