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Colgate vs Auburn Pick & Preview: Friday, December 2nd Betting Odds
Raiders vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Colgate Raiders at Auburn Tigers
- Where: Auburn at Neville Arena
- Date: Friday, December 2nd
- Betting Odds: Colgate +13, COLG +618 | AUBRN -1006 O/U 142.5
The Colgate Raiders head into today’s game in what will be their 10th game of the season, posting a record of 5-4. On the road, the Raiders will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 3-4. So far, the Raiders have been the underdog 1 time, going 1-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +13 underdogs on the spread.
Colgate will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tucker Richardson who is averaging 16.78 points per game for the Raiders. Richardson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Raiders’ offensive gameplan is the play of Ryan Moffatt who has hit 52.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 points per game.
Through 9 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.
The Auburn Tigers will look to maintain their perfect record in today’s game vs Colgate, as they currently have a mark of 7-0. So far this season, Auburn has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-0. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -13 points in their favor. For the season, Auburn has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0.
Auburn will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Wendell Green Jr. who is averaging 13.43 points per game for the Tigers. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of K.D. Johnson who has hit 37.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.71 points per game.
Auburn comes into today’s matchup vs Colgate, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.7 points per game. Through 7 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Tigers’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 313rd in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Colgate Raiders +13
If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Colgate Raiders to cover as +13 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Colgate and Auburn come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Raiders and the fact that they have 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on the road.