The Army West Point Black Knights (13-14, 6-10 Pat) look to end a five-game road losing streak when they clash with the Colgate Raiders (15-12, 10-6 Pat) at Cotterell Court. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Army West Point Black Knights at Colgate Raiders Free Preview
The Black Knights lost big to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in their last outing, 84-53. Army West Point’s Matt Wilson finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in the game. Lehigh did an excellent job of making free throws (17-23; 73.9 percent). Army West Point, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.1 vs. 16.2).
In the Raiders’ last matchup, they blew out the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, 68-47. With 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting, Will Rayman was the top scorer from either team. The Raiders had a superb turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 15.1) and held the Greyhounds to an effective field goal percentage of 0.327 (below their season average of 0.482).
It will be a matchup of opposite styles as the up-and-down Black Knights (ranked 89th in the nation in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Raiders (293rd in possessions per game).
These teams have already met once this season. The Raiders won 81-78. The Raiders dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 35.1 and a free throw rate of 0.246. For those same stats, the Black Knights were 17.1 and 0.196, respectively. Jordan Burns was a standout player in the game, putting up 13 points and nine assists.
Army West Point Black Knights at Colgate Raiders Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Colgate, ATS Winner – Colgate, O/U – Over
- The Raiders rank 44th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Black Knights rank 143rd (6.5).
- The Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.8, up from 2.7 for the season.