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Navy vs. Colgate - 2/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colgate Red Raiders (12-10) at Navy Midshipmen (15-9)
Date & Time Sunday February 4, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -3.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CBSSN
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NCAA BB | Colgate Red Raiders (12-10) at Navy Midshipmen (15-9)
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The Colgate Raiders and Navy Midshipmen meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Alumni Hall.

The Colgate Raiders look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Colgate Raiders are averaging 73 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Will Rayman is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Jordan Swopshire is averaging 12.5 points and 1.2 assists. Jordan Burns is the third double-digit scorer and Sean O'Brien is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Colgate Raiders are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Colgate Raiders are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Colgate Raiders have won four of their last six road games.

The Navy Midshipmen look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Navy Midshipmen are averaging 68.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Shawn Anderson is averaging 13.5 points and 3.1 assists while Bryce Dulin is averaging 10.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Hasan Abdullah is the third double-digit scorer and George Kiernan is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Navy Midshipmen are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Navy Midshipmen are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Navy Midshipmen have lost three straight home games.

The Raiders are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Midshipmen are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Patriot League and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Midshipmen last 8 overall and the over is 7-3 in Raiders last 10 vs. Patriot League.

I'm not buying the Navy Midshipmen being the favorite in this contest. Navy has had trouble with consistent play all season long and has lost three straight at home. Navy is also outscoring teams by just 0.7 points at home this season, so it's not like home court means much to this team. Also, Colgate won the meeting a month ago by eight points and has won four of the last six meetings against Navy overall. There's just not a lot to like with Navy in this spot. Give me my free bucket.

Pick:
Colgate Raiders +3.5

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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