Colgate vs Loyola (MD) Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Colgate Raiders (23-8, 17-1 Patriot) will look to build on a six-game winning streak when they host the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds (13-19, 7-11 Patriot) at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023. The Greyhounds have won three games in a row.

The Raiders are currently huge 16-point favorites against the Greyhounds. The game has an over/under of 144.5.

Colgate vs. Loyola (MD) Odds

Point Spread for Colgate vs. Loyola (MD)

The spread for this matchup is set at 16 points, with sportsbooks listing Colgate as the favorite.

Colgate vs. Loyola (MD) Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Colgate has -1709 odds to pick up the win, while Loyola (MD) is listed at +950 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 144.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Hamilton, New York
  • Arena: Cotterell Court

Colgate vs. Loyola (MD) Betting Trends

Colgate is 14-16-0 against the spread this season. The Raiders have been victorious in 21, or 75%, of the 28 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Colgate’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 54.8% of the time (17 out of 31 games with a set point total).

Loyola (MD) has played 31 games, with 14 wins, against the spread. The Greyhounds have been the underdog on the moneyline 21 total times this season. They’ve finished 5-16 in those games. Loyola (MD)’s games this year have hit the over on 16 of 31 set point totals (51.6%).

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Colgate vs. Loyola (MD) Key Players to Watch


Keegan Records registers a team-leading 6.1 rebounds per game. In addition, he’s recording 12.5 points and 1.2 assists, shooting 65.9% from the floor. Braeden Smith averages 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 1.3 steals and 0 blocked shots. Ryan Moffatt is putting up 10.1 points, 1.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.

Loyola (MD)

Kenny Jones paces the Greyhounds in assists (3.5 per game), and puts up 11.5 points and 2.2 rebounds. He also posts 1.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Jaylin Andrews gives the Greyhounds 11.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. He also averages 1.2 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Deon Perry is No. 1 on the Greyhounds in scoring (11.6 points per game) and assists (2), and posts 2 rebounds. He also posts 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Greyhounds get 9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Alonso Faure.

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What you need to know about the Colgate Raiders

Colgate has won nine games against the spread in conference play this season, while failing to cover nine times. With 77.7 points per game on offense, the Raiders are 45th in college basketball. Defensively, they surrender 68.9 points per contest, which ranks 145th in college basketball. Colgate ranks 223rd in the nation with 31.1 boards per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 68th with 29.2 rebounds allowed per game.

The Raiders put up 80.2 points per game in home games, compared to 75.2 points per game in away games, a difference of five points per contest. With a 40.6% three-point percentage this season, Colgate ranks best in the nation. It ranks 75th in college basketball by sinking 8.3 treys per contest. The Raiders are ceding 7.6 threes per game (228th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 36.2% (321st-ranked) from downtown.

The Raiders have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 9-1 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Colgate has hit the over four times. Colgate has seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 75.2 points per game in its last 10 outings, 2.5 points fewer than the 77.7 it has scored this season. The last 10 games have seen Colgate allow 6.0 fewer points per game (62.9) than its season-long average (68.9).

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What you need to know about the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds

So far this year, 12 out of Loyola (MD)’s 19 Patriot games with an over/under have gone over the point total. Offensively the Greyhounds are the 299th-ranked team in the nation (67.2 points per game). On defense they are 183rd (70 points conceded per game). At 29.3 rebounds per game and 30.4 rebounds allowed, Loyola (MD) is 305th and 135th in college basketball, respectively.

The Greyhounds average 74.8 points per game at home, and 60.3 on the road. Loyola (MD) is 158th in the country in 3-pointers made (7.6 per game) and 95th in 3-point percentage (35.7%). Giving up 7.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 35.7% from downtown, the Greyhounds are 169th and 295th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.

The Greyhounds have an 8-2 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in their past 10 games. Nine of Loyola (MD)’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Loyola (MD) is averaging 74.3 points per game over its previous 10 games, compared to its season average of 67.2. The Greyhounds are giving up 71.7 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 70 points allowed.

Colgate vs. Loyola (MD) Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Colgate, and we project that Colgate will cover the spread (Colgate -16). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 144.5 points.

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How to bet Colgate vs. Loyola (MD)

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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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