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Colgate vs. Boston University - 3/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston University at Colgate
Date & Time Thursday March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Cotterell Court
Hamilton, New York
The Line
The Line: Colgate -9.5 -- Over/Under: 144
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The Boston Terriers and Colgate Raiders meet Thursday in the college basketball Patriot League quarterfinals at the Cotterell Court.

The Boston Terriers enter this tournament winning four of their last five games. The Boston Terriers are averaging 71.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Max Mahoney is averaging 16.5 points and 1.6 assists while Tyler Scanlon is averaging 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Javante McCoy is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Vilarino is grabbing two rebounds. The Boston Terriers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Terriers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Terriers have split their last six road games.

The Colgate Raiders enter the tournament on a solid eight-game winning streak. The Colgate Raiders are averaging 74.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Rapolas Ivanauskas is averaging 16.3 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jordan Burns is averaging 15.7 points and 5.7 assists. Will Rayman is the third double-digit scorer and Tucker Richardson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Colgate Raiders are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Colgate Raiders are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Colgate Raiders have won five of their last six home games.

The Terriers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Patriot League and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Patriot League, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Raiders last 7 overall. The over is 8-2 in Terriers last 10 road games.

The road team won both meetings this season, and while it's tough seeing that happen for a third time, Boston U is playing well enough to be given a look with the points. Boston U enters this contest shooting 53.4 percent from the field in its last five games and 10 of its 16 covers have taken place on the road. The Colgate Raiders have been lights out at home this season and are also shooting a hot ball, but the Terriers won't be intimidated given that they already beat this club on the road. I'll take the points.

Pick:
Boston University +9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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