Colgate Raiders vs. Lafayette Leopards Free Prediction 01/15/20

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The Colgate Raiders (13-4, 4-0 Pat) head to Kirby Sports Center to challenge the Lafayette Leopards (10-5, 2-2 Pat). The Raiders will try to extend their seven-game winning streak. The game starts at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Colgate Raiders vs. Lafayette Leopards ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Leopards won a close one over the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds 65-62, while the Raiders defeated the Navy Midshipmen 70-63.

Colgate dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.203 (above their season average of 0.152) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.492 (below their season average of 0.538). For those same stats, Navy was 0.127 and 0.437, respectively. Meanwhile, Lafayette’s turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Loyola Maryland. The Leopards had a rate of 8.1 (better than their season average of 18.2), while the Greyhounds posted a mark of 14.1. Lafayette was led by Myles Cherry, who finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jordan Burns fueled Colgate with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists.

The Raiders dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, Colgate won 76-70. Colgate won the rebounding battle. The Raiders had 11 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the Leopards had six and 30, respectively. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Getting to the line could be hard to come by for Lafayette in this matchup. The Leopards currently rank 297th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.186, while Colgate ranks 60th in FTA rate allowed (0.174). The Raiders should have an advantage in terms of ball security. They rank 52nd at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.2 percent), while the Leopards force the second-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 14.8 percent).

Colgate Raiders vs. Lafayette Leopards Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Colgate averages 30.0 three pointers per game, which ranks sixth in the nation. Lafayette ranks 128th in three pointers allowed per game (21.5).
  • The Leopards rank 38th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Raiders rank 147th (2.7).
  • Lafayette ranks 24th in assists per game (16.4) while Colgate ranks 112th in assists allowed per game (12.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.2, up from 5.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Leopards have scored an average of 70.4 points per game (2.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.6 points per game (0.3 above their season average).