Colgate vs Lafayette Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Colgate Raiders (25-8, 17-1 Patriot League) will aim to earn the Patriot League championship along with a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket when they play the No. 6 Lafayette Leopards (11-22, 7-11 Patriot League) on Wednesday at 7:30 PM.

The Raiders match up with the Leopards in a game that Colgate is currently a substantial favorite by 14 points. The over/under is 133.5 points for the game.

Colgate vs. Lafayette Odds

Point Spread for Colgate vs. Lafayette

The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with bookmakers listing Colgate as the favorite.

Colgate vs. Lafayette Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Colgate has -1210 odds to pick up the win, while Lafayette is listed at +721 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Hamilton, New York
  • Arena: Cotterell Court

Colgate vs. Lafayette Betting Trends

In Colgate’s 32 games this year, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Raiders have won in 23, or 76.7%, of the 30 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Colgate’s games this year have hit the over 19 times in 33 opportunities (57.6%).

Lafayette has 19 wins against the spread in 33 games this year. The Leopards have been the underdog on the moneyline 21 total times this season. They’ve gone 4-17 in those games. Lafayette has hit the over 51.5% of the time this year (17 of 33 games with a set point total).

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Colgate vs. Lafayette Key Players to Watch

Colgate

Keegan Records registers a team-best 6 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s putting up 12.7 points and 1.3 assists, shooting 66.7% from the floor (10th in the country). Braeden Smith is posting 11.8 points, 4.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. Ryan Moffatt posts 10.5 points, 4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 52.2% from the field and 45.9% from downtown with 2 made 3-pointers per game.

Lafayette

CJ Fulton is posting a team-high 5 assists per contest. And he is producing 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, making 42.6% of his shots from the field and 38.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.9 triples per game. Kyle Jenkins is putting up a team-high 5.8 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 9.5 points and 2.4 assists, making 45.9% of his shots from the floor and 28.8% from beyond the arc, with 1 triples per contest. Leo O’Boyle is the Leopards’ top scorer (11.7 points per game), and he contributes 1.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds. The Leopards get 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Josh Rivera.

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What you need to know about the Colgate Raiders

Colgate has compiled an 11-9-0 ATS record in conference play so far this year. With 78.6 points per game on offense, the Raiders rank 33rd in college basketball. Defensively, they allow 69.2 points per contest, which ranks 148th in college basketball. Colgate is pulling down 31 rebounds per game (231st-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 29 rebounds per contest (61st-ranked).

The Raiders are scoring 81.7 points per game this season in home games, which is 6.5 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (75.2). With a 40.8% three-point percentage this season, Colgate ranks best in the nation. It ranks 72nd in college basketball by draining 8.4 treys per contest. So far this year, the Raiders are ceding 7.6 threes per game (229th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 36.1% (309th-ranked) from downtown.

The Raiders are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall in their last 10 games. Colgate has gone over the total in six of its last 10 contests. Colgate has been putting up 80.2 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 78.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Colgate’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (66.8) is 2.4 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (69.2).

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What you need to know about the Lafayette Leopards

Lafayette is 11-9-0 ATS in conference games this season. The Leopards are the sixth-worst team in the nation in points scored (62.4 per game) and 46th in points allowed (65.2). With 29.5 rebounds per game and 32.4 rebounds allowed, Lafayette is 299th and 271st in college basketball, respectively.

At home the Leopards are scoring 61.9 points per game, 1.2 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (63.1). Beyond the arc, Lafayette is 38th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.9). It is 230th in 3-point percentage at 33.3%. Giving up 7.6 3-pointers per game and conceding 34% from beyond the arc, the Leopards are 229th and 197th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The Leopards have gone 4-6 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Lafayette has hit the over in eight of its past 10 outings. Lafayette is putting up 64.1 points per game over its previous 10 games, which is 1.7 more than its average for the season (62.4). The Leopards have performed worse defensively over their past 10 games, ceding 65.6 points per contest, 0.4 more points their than season average of 65.2.

Colgate vs. Lafayette Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Colgate, and we project that Colgate will cover the spread (Colgate -14). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Colgate vs. Lafayette

You can bet on Colgate vs. Lafayette 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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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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