Bucknell Bison at Colgate Raiders ATS Prediction 01/20/20

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A nine-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Colgate Raiders (14-5, 5-1 Pat) when they take on the Bucknell Bison (8-11, 4-2 Pat) at Cotterell Court. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Bucknell Bison at Colgate Raiders ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Raiders defeated the Boston University Terriers 79-70, while the Bison beat the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 72-56.

Bucknell’s 0.602 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Lehigh, who had a rate of 0.370. The Bison’s mark was above their season average of 0.482, while the Mountain Hawks’ was below their season average of 0.498. Colgate, meanwhile, played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.183 (above their season average of 0.152) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.567 (above their season average of 0.533). For those same stats, Boston University was 0.071 and 0.464, respectively. Will Rayman put together a solid game for Colgate with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Bucknell, meanwhile, rallied around John Meeks, who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The Raiders edged out the Bison in this series last year, securing victories in two out of three games. In the last matchup, Colgate won 94-80. The Raiders’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Bison. Colgate had a rate of 32.0, while Bucknell posted a mark of 20.6. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Colgate could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their elite offense goes up against one of the country’s worst defenses. The Raiders currently rank 49th in effective field goal percentage (0.535), while Bucknell ranks 301st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.520).

Bucknell Bison vs. Colgate Raiders Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Colgate, ATS Winner – Colgate, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Bucknell ranks 37th in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while Colgate ranks 207th (23.5).
  • The Raiders rank 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Bison rank 96th (3.3).
  • The Raiders rank 159th in rebounds per game (35.5) while the Bison rank 251st (32.7).
  • Colgate averages 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 55th in the NCAA. Bucknell ranks 120th in assists allowed per game (12.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bison have scored an average of 68.2 points per game (0.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 60.6 points per game (12.6 below their season average).
  • The Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.8, up from 5.2 for the season.