The Colgate Raiders (1-1) travel to face off against the Yale Bulldogs (1-1) on Friday, November 17th. This game will be played at Avenir Centre in Moncton and televised on ESPN+. Yale is coming off a win in their previous game, while Colgate is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Syracuse. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.
The Colgate Raiders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Colgate will be playing their third game of the season against Yale, as they currently hold a 1-1 record. Over their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, Colgate has gone 7-3. As Colgate faces off against Yale, their ATS record sits at 0-2. Over the last three games, the school has a 1-2 ATS record, along with an average scoring margin of +2.
Colgate comes in with an over/under record of 0-2-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 148 points per game so far. In the Raiders’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 75 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
The Yale Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win
Yale comes into this game with a 1-1 record after defeating Loyola Marymount 83-80 in their previous game. In their last three games where they were favored, Yale has a record of 2-1. Yale enters today’s game with a 1-1 ATS record. Over the past three games, the school holds a 1-1 ATS record, along with an average scoring differential of +22.
So far, Yale’s games have averaged 160 points per game with the average over/under line being 151.2 points. The Bulldogs’ last five games have culminated with an average of 84 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
Colgate Offense Breakdown
In their recent matchup, the Colgate offense ended with 75 points against Syracuse. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 9 threes. Keegan Records led the team in scoring, putting up 17 points. Additionally, Braeden Smith contributed 14 points for the Raiders.
|Keegan Records (F)||15.5||9.5||2.0|
|Braeden Smith (G)||15.5||6.0||6.5|
|Nicolas Louis-Jacques (G)||12.5||2.0||0.5|
Yale Offense Breakdown
The Yale offense is coming off a game in which they scored 83 points vs. Loyola Marymount. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.1% while connecting on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Bez Mbeng with 28 points. Matt Knowling also added 18 points for the Bulldogs.
|Bez Mbeng (G)||16.7||3.7||3.0|
|John Poulakidas (G)||13.3||0.3||1.0|
|Matt Knowling (F)||11.3||5.0||1.3|
Colgate Team Defense
On defense, Colgate is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Colgate’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.3% this season.
Yale Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Yale defense is giving up an average of 73.0 points per contest. Against Loyola Marymount in their most recent game, the Yale defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Loyola Marymount to hit 49% of their shots.
Raiders vs Bulldogs Trends
- Colgate has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 69 points per game while allowing 69. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- The Bulldogs are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Raiders have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-2.
- The Bulldogs have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
We’re putting our money on the Bulldogs to win, and have the projected score sitting at 77-67. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Bulldogs at -4.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 149.5, and our model projects the Raiders and Bulldogs to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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