Colgate at Army Point Spread Pick

by | Jan 9, 2023 | cbb

Colgate (9-7 SU 8-7 ATS) vs. Army (9-7 SU 6-8 ATS)
When: Monday, January 9th: 7:00 ET
Where: Christl Arena West Point, NY
TV: CBSS
Point Spread: COLG -7.5/ ARMY +7.5 (Did you know that you can bet on college hoops at -105 instead of -110? Find this killer offer at BetAnySports! We’ve advertised them for 13 years with ZERO complaints!)
Total: 153.0
Money Line: Colgate Raiders -335/ Army Black Knights +260

Two teams who are 3-0 in the Patriot League take to the floor of Christl Arena on Monday night. The visiting Colgate Raiders are listed as a -7 road favorite for the match, with the total set at 153.

Line Movement

This line opened with Colgate -7 to -7.5 at the sportsbooks we track and since climbed to -8. The total opened at 152 and has seen upward movement to as high as 153.5 on some boards.

Last Game Info

Colgate picked up a victory over Navy by a score of 87-73. Heading into the game, the Raiders were favored to win, with a point spread of -8.5. The combined 160 points finished above the 141.5 total line.

Army picked up a victory over Loyola Maryland by a score of 78-55. Heading into the game, the Black Knights were favored to win, with a point spread of -1.5. The combined 133 points did not surpass the 138.5 total line.

Current Form

Colgate
Over their last five games, Colgate has a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Raiders’ offense averages 83.2 points per game while hitting 55.1% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 48.0% from the field while allowing 72.8 points per contest.

Army
In their previous five contests, Army is 4-1 straight-up and 3-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 73.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 51.5%. Defensively, they are allowing teams to hit 43.2% of their shots while giving up 63.8 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Colgate’s opponents comes in at 71.6. On the other side, Army’s combined opponent power rating sits at 66.4.

How Does Colgate Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Raiders have played 11 road games and have a record of 6-5. In these contests, Colgate is 6-5 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 79.7 points per game on a shooting percentage of 52.2%. On defense, the Raiders are allowing 72.9 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 47.7% in these games.

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How Does Army Fare At Home?

In their seven games at home, Army has a 1-4 record vs. the spread while going 5-2 straight-up. On offense, the Black Knights are shooting 48.1% on their home floor, leading to 80.6 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 41.3% in these contests. The Army defense is allowing 68.6 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Colgate is averaging 76.1 points per game (63rd) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 47.7%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against an Army defense that has allowed an average of 70.8 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 43.6% of their shots vs Army. On the other side, the Army Black Knights are coming into the game averaging 70.4 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.8%. The Black Knights will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 72.8 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 47.6% of their shots vs. the Raiders.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Colgate has a shooting percentage of 40.3% while ranking 219th in attempts per game. The Raiders will be facing an Army defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 31.4%. Army enters the game having hit 32.3% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.74 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Colgate has allowed opponents to hit 38.1% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note

Colgate

  • No Reported Injuries

Army

  • No Reported Injuries

Pick Against The Spread

I was hoping to play the Over for the first half, but I haven’t been able to get a line yet, and my deadline is coming. So, I’m going to go with Army. Recent history trends to the Raiders, but I like the Black Knights here. Army has played exceptionally well in their three Patriot League games, crushing their last two opponents and digging deep after blowing a huge lead against Lehigh to prevail by two in their conference opener. Take Army +8. Bet your college basketball picks for FREE by scoring a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 when you use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!