Check out our free Colgate vs American pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Washington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Colgate vs American Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Raiders vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Colgate Raiders at American Eagles
- Where: Washington at Bender Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Colgate -4.5, COLG -207 | AMERCN +166 O/U 135.5
Colgate will take their 11 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 17-7. So far, the Raiders have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 9-5. This season, Colgate has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 15-6. For today’s contest, Colgate has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.
Colgate’s leading scorer this season is Tucker Richardson, who is averaging 14.42 points per contest. So far, Richardson has accounted for 18.53% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.92 rebounds per game and 5.08 assists. Braeden Smith is the second leading scorer for the Raiders, averaging 12.25 points per game. Between him and Smith, they are accounting for 34.3% of the team’s scoring.
Through 24 games, Colgate has been playing well on offense, averaging 76.1 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Raiders’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 40.3% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 9.91 made 3’s per contest.
American heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-8. So far this season, American has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. For the season, American has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +4.5 point underdogs.
American’s leading scorer this season is Matt Rogers, who is averaging 13.0 points per contest. So far, Rogers has accounted for 19.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.32 rebounds per game and 1.68 assists. Johnny O’Neil is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 11.15 points per game. Between him and O’Neil, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for American this season, as they are currently ranked 414th in college basketball at 63.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 316th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Colgate Raiders -4.5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the American Eagles and Colgate Raiders is to get money down on the Colgate to win an cover as -4.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 9.91 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Colgate Raiders at -4.5.