The Patriot League comes into the spotlight Monday night when the Colgate Raiders (9-7, 3-0 in Patriot) visit the Army Black Knights (9-7, 3-0). These two teams look like they will be battling for the conference championship, and this will be a great test for both. Below is my college basketball pick for Colgate vs Army.
Colgate vs Army Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Colgate -6.5|
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This game will be played at Christi Arena at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Why Bet Colgate -6.5:
✅ Colgate is 4-2 against the spread in their last six games.
✅ The Raiders are 8-1 straight up in their last nine games against the Black Knights.
✅ Army is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against Colgate.
Army Black Knights
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|66.67||Avg Opp Score||66|
|63||Avg Opp Score||68|
|72.8||Avg Opp Score||63.8|
|68||Avg Opp Score||66.6|
|73||Avg Opp Score||65.1|
|71.4||Avg Opp Score||69.2|
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Last time out, Colgate hosted the Navy Midshipmen and earned an impressive 87-73 win. Navy led for the first 25 minutes, but the Raiders came out of the second half on fire and quickly erased the five-point halftime deficit. Colgate trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half, led by as many as 20 in the second half, and ended up covering the -8.5-point spread.
Braeden Smith had 18 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and two steals on the night. Keegan Records added 16 points, two one assist, and one steal in the victory.
Through 16 games, Colgate is scoring 80.9 points per game, shooting 51.5% from the field, and assisting on 17.8 made shots. The Raiders are allowing 72.8 points, grabbing 33.1 rebounds, blocking 2.2 shots, and stealing the ball 6.9 times.
Army Black Knights
Army visited the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds and left with a dominant 78-55 win. Besides for a brief lapse in concentration, early in the second half, the Black Knights were in complete control from tip to final buzzer. Army never trailed by more than two points, led by as many as 25, and easily covered the -2.0-point spread.
Jalen Rucker went off for 25 points, two rebounds, three assists, and four steals on the night. Charlie Peterson added 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in the victory.
After 16 games, Army is scoring 76.3 points per game, shooting 48.7% from the field, and assisting on 14.4 made shots. The Black Knights are allowing 70.8 points, grabbing 35.8 rebounds, blocking 2.2 shots, and stealing the ball 4.8 times.
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