Colgate vs. Army Patriot Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023
The No. 1 seed Colgate Raiders (24-8, 17-1 Patriot) and the No. 4 seed Army Black Knights (17-15, 10-8 Patriot) will look to advance in the Patriot tournament on Sunday as they meet in the conference tournament at 2:00 PM on CBS Sports Network. Colgate is listed as a 12.5-point favorite to win this contest and advance closer to an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 148.5.
Colgate vs. Army Odds
- Colgate odds to win: -830
- Army odds to win: +563
- Spread: Colgate (-12.5)
- Total: 148.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Where: Hamilton, New York
- Venue: Cotterell Court
Who Will Win Colgate vs. Army?
Colgate and Army Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Colgate is 4-3 against the spread when favored by 12.5 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined 2.8 more points per game (151.3) than this matchup’s total of 148.5 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 9.7 fewer points per game (138.8) than this matchup’s total of 148.5 points.
Colgate’s average point total in outings this year is 147.3, 1.2 points below the over/under in this game.
The average point total for the Black Knights this year is 5.7 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Raiders are 15-16-0 against the spread this season.
The Black Knights are 15-15-0 against the spread this year.
Colgate Stats & Insights
Colgate averages 78.2 points per game (39th in college basketball) while giving up 69.1 per contest (145th in college basketball). It has a +292 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 9.1 points per game.
Colgate wins the rebound battle by an average of 1.9 boards. It is recording 31 rebounds per game (232nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.1 per contest.
The Raiders connect on 8.3 three-pointers per game (78th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.6. They shoot 40.9% from deep while their opponents hit 36.1% from long range.
Colgate records 104.6 points per 100 possessions (sixth in college basketball), while allowing 92.4 points per 100 possessions (204th in college basketball).
In home games, the Raiders are averaging 5.8 more points per game (81) than they are in road games (75.2).
Army Stats & Insights
Army outscores opponents by 3.4 points per game (posting 73.1 points per game, 145th in college basketball, and allowing 69.7 per contest, 170th in college basketball) and has a +107 scoring differential.
The 32.2 rebounds per game Army accumulates rank 150th in the nation, 3.4 more than the 28.8 its opponents pull down.
Army knocks down 7.6 three-pointers per game (158th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.3. It shoots 35.1% from deep, and its opponents shoot 33%.
Army ranks 88th in college basketball averaging 97.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 224th, allowing 93 points per 100 possessions.
In 2022-23 the Black Knights are averaging 1.4 more points per game at home (74) than away (72.6).
Colgate Key Players to Watch
The Raiders leader in points and assists is Tucker Richardson, who puts up 13.9 points per game to go with 5.4 assists.
Keegan Records leads Colgate in rebounding, pulling down 6.1 boards per game while also scoring 12.5 points a contest.
Oliver Lynch-Daniels makes more threes per game than any other member of the Raiders, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.4 per contest.
Richardson is Colgate’s leader in steals, averaging 2.2 steals per game, while Records leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.
Army Key Players to Watch
Jalen Rucker racks up 16.3 points and adds 3.4 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Black Knights’ leaderboards in those statistics.
Charlie Peterson grabs 5.2 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.1 points per game and adds 1.9 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Army rebounding leaderboard.
Coleton Benson is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Black Knights, hitting 2.1 threes per game.
Rucker (0.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for Army while Abe Johnson (0.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Colgate vs. Army Prediction
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- Pick OU:
Colgate 78, Army 66
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