Boston University Terriers at Colgate Raiders Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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An eight-game home winning streak is on the line for the Colgate Raiders (13-5, 4-1 Pat) when they meet the Boston University Terriers (10-8, 4-1 Pat) at Cotterell Court. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Boston University Terriers vs. Colgate Raiders ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Raiders lost to the Lafayette Leopards, 71-67, while the Terriers won big over the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, 85-53.

Boston University dominated every stat category in the game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 32.3 (above their season average of 27.9) and a free throw rate of 0.210 (above their season average of 0.175). For those same stats, Loyola Maryland put up marks of 17.9 and 0.123, respectively. Colgate, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 9.7 (better than their season average of 15.2). Colgate’s Tucker Richardson had a solid performance, contributing 14 points. Boston University, meanwhile, was lifted by Walter Whyte, who finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Raiders held the advantage in this series last year, taking two out of three contests. In the most recent game, Colgate won 81-69. The Raiders’ 15.3 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Terriers, who had a mark of 25.4. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Colgate could put on a ball-control clinic in this matchup. Colgate ranks 44th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while Boston University forces the 47th-fewest turnovers (17.5 percent). Furthermore, the Terriers, who rank 314th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.177), will go head-to-head against the Raiders, who rank 45th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.169).

Boston University at Colgate Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Colgate, ATS Winner – Boston University, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Colgate ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (29.6) while Boston University ranks 184th (20.7).
  • The Terriers average 35.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 146th in the nation. The Raiders rank 165th in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
  • Boston University is 32nd in the country with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while Colgate is 45th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Terriers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.6, up from 3.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Raiders have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.0 points per game (5.3 below their season average).