Colgate Raiders at Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Prediction


The Colgate Raiders (7-3) will travel to the Bryce Jordan Center to meet the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-4). The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Colgate Raiders vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Nittany Lions were victorious over the North Florida Ospreys, 87-72, while the Raiders lost a close one to the NJIT Highlanders, 81-78.

The Nittany Lions had a much better free throw rate (0.439 vs. 0.203) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.544 vs. 0.461). Colgate, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.9 vs. 26.5). Penn State’s Lamar Stevens played well, putting up 22 points and 10 rebounds. Colgate, meanwhile, was led by Rapolas Ivanauskas, who recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Ivanauskas and Will Rayman have played well over the last five games for Colgate. Ivanauskas has averaged 0 points per game, while Rayman has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Penn State ranks 276th in possessions per game (67.9) and Colgate is 312th (67.1) since last season.

Colgate vs. Penn State ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Penn State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Colgate ranks 54th in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while Penn State ranks 225th (20.4).
  • The Nittany Lions rank 168th in rebounds per game (35.7) while the Raiders rank 239th (33.9).
  • The Nittany Lions rank 39th in steals per game (7.5) while the Raiders rank 190th (5.6).
  • Penn State ranks 33rd in blocks per game (4.6) while Colgate ranks 145th (3.3).