Colgate vs Army Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Colgate Raiders (24-8, 17-1 Patriot) will take the court in the Patriot Tournament against the No. 4 seed Army Black Knights (17-15, 10-8 Patriot). The teams will face off Sunday at 2:00 PM live on CBS Sports Network.

Sunday’s game between the Raiders and the Black Knights sees the Raiders as a double-digit favorite by 12.5 points. The game has an over/under of 148.5.

Colgate vs. Army Odds

Point Spread for Colgate vs. Army

The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Colgate as the favorite.

Colgate vs. Army Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Colgate has -838 odds to pick up the win, while Army is listed at +567 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 148.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Hamilton, New York
  • Arena: Cotterell Court

Colgate vs. Army Betting Trends

In Colgate’s 31 games this season, it has 15 wins against the spread. The Raiders have come away with 22 wins in the 29 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Colgate has eclipsed the over/under in 60% of its opportunities this year (18 times over 30 games with a set point total).

In Army’s 30 games this season, it has 15 wins against the spread. The Black Knights have compiled a 4-7 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 36.4% of those games). Army has gone over the point total 46.7% of the time this year (14 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Colgate vs. Army Key Players to Watch


Keegan Records is tops on his team in rebounds per game (6.1), and also averages 12.5 points and 1.3 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Braeden Smith puts up 11.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Ryan Moffatt puts up 10.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.


The Black Knights get 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Ethan Roberts. Charlie Peterson is putting up a team-best 5.2 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 8.1 points and 1.9 assists, making 59.4% of his shots from the floor. Chris Mann is averaging 10 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, making 49.2% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Colgate Raiders

Colgate and its Patriot opponents have combined to hit the over 10 out of 19 times this season. So far this year, the Raiders are posting 78.2 points per game (39th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 69.1 points per contest (145th-ranked). With 31 boards per game, Colgate ranks 232nd in college basketball. It allows 29.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 61st in college basketball.

The Raiders are posting 81 points per game this year in home games, which is 5.8 more points than they’re averaging on the road (75.2). Colgate is making 8.3 threes per game this year (78th-ranked in college basketball), and it sports a 40.9% three-point percentage (best). The Raiders are 229th in college basketball with 7.6 treys allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 310th with a 36.1% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Raiders have gone 9-1 in their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Colgate has hit the over five times. In its last 10 games, Colgate has been scoring 78 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 78.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Colgate has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 65.1 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 69.1 it has conceded per game this season.

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What you need to know about the Army Black Knights

Army’s conference games have gone over the point total nine out of 19 times this season. On offense the Black Knights are the 145th-ranked team in the country (73.1 points per game). On defense they are 169th (69.7 points allowed per game). At 32.2 rebounds per game and 28.8 rebounds conceded, Army is 150th and 52nd in the nation, respectively.

The Black Knights average 74 points per game at home, and 72.6 away. Army makes 7.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 158th and 134th, respectively, in college basketball. Defensively, the Black Knights are 195th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.3. They are 122nd in 3-point percentage allowed at 33%.

The Black Knights have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Army has gone over the total four times. Army has fared worse offensively over its past 10 games, averaging 69 points per contest, 4.1 fewer points its than season average of 73.1. Over their last 10 games, the Black Knights are giving up 68 points per contest, compared to their season average of 69.7 points allowed.

Colgate vs. Army Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Colgate, and we expect that Army will cover the spread (Colgate -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 148.5 points.

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How to bet Colgate vs. Army

You can bet on Colgate vs. Army at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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