Colgate vs. Lafayette Patriot League Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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Colgate vs. Lafayette Patriot League Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 1 seed Colgate Raiders (25-8, 17-1 Patriot League) are 14-point favorites to claim the Patriot League championship and a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket when they meet the No. 6 Lafayette Leopards (11-22, 7-11 Patriot League) on Wednesday at 7:30 PM, live on CBS Sports Network. The matchup has an over/under set at 133.5 points.

Colgate vs. Lafayette Odds

  • Colgate odds to win: -1210
  • Lafayette odds to win: +721
  • Spread: Colgate (-14)
  • Total: 133.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Where: Hamilton, New York
  • Venue: Cotterell Court

Who Will Win Colgate vs. Lafayette?

Colgate and Lafayette Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season it was favored by 14 points or more, Colgate has a 4-1 record against the spread.

Lafayette has a 3-0 record against the spread when an underdog by 14 points or more this year.

These teams average 141 points per game combined, 7.5 more than the total of 133.5.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.9 more points per game, 134.4, than this game’s total of 133.5 points.

The average point total in Colgate’s games this year is 14.3 more points than the over/under of 133.5 in this matchup.

The average over/under in Leopards games this season is 5.9 fewer points than the point total of 133.5 in this outing.

The Raiders are 16-16-0 against the spread this season.

The Leopards are 19-13-1 ATS this year.

Colgate Stats & Insights

Colgate has a +309 scoring differential, topping opponents by 9.4 points per game. It is putting up 78.6 points per game to rank 33rd in college basketball and is giving up 69.2 per contest to rank 148th in college basketball.

Colgate comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of two boards. It is grabbing 31 rebounds per game (231st in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29 per outing.

The Raiders hit 8.4 three-pointers per game (72nd in college basketball) at a 40.8% rate (first in college basketball), compared to the 7.6 their opponents make while shooting 36.1% from deep.

Colgate’s 105.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank sixth in college basketball, and the 92.5 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 210th in college basketball.

The Raiders average 81.7 points per game in home games, compared to 75.2 points per game on the road, a difference of 6.5 points per contest.

Lafayette Stats & Insights

Lafayette is being outscored by 2.8 points per game, with a -94 scoring differential overall. It puts up 62.4 points per game (353rd in college basketball), and allows 65.2 per contest (45th in college basketball).

The 29.5 rebounds per game Lafayette accumulates rank 299th in the country, 2.9 fewer than the 32.4 its opponents pull down.

Lafayette makes 8.9 three-pointers per game (38th in college basketball), 1.3 more than its opponents.

Lafayette ranks 316th in college basketball averaging 87.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 178th, allowing 91.5 points per 100 possessions.

The Leopards are putting up fewer points at home (61.9 per game) than away (63.1).

Colgate Key Players to Watch

The Raiders leader in points and assists is Tucker Richardson, who puts up 13.8 points per game along with 5.6 assists.

Keegan Records is Colgate’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of six boards in each contest while scoring 12.7 points per game.

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 2.5 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.

Lafayette Key Players to Watch

Leo O’Boyle is the top scorer for the Leopards with 11.7 points per game. He also adds 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game to his statistics.

Kyle Jenkins has a stat line of 5.8 rebounds, 9.5 points and 2.4 assists per game for Lafayette to take the top rebound spot on the team. CJ Fulton has the top spot for assists with five per game, adding 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per matchup.

O’Boyle is reliable from distance and leads the Leopards with 2.3 made threes per game.

Fulton (two steals per game) is the steal leader for Lafayette while Justin Vander Baan (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Colgate vs. Lafayette Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Colgate (-14)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (133.5)

  • Prediction:
    Colgate 76, Lafayette 62
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Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.