Colgate vs Lafayette Odds & Picks (Feb. 19)

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  • A Patriot League conflict betwixt nan Colgate Raiders and Lafayette Leopards starts Monday’s assemblage hoops slate
  • Colgate and Lafayette are presently first and second, respectively, successful nan Patriot League standings
  • See nan Colgate vs Lafayette odds, predictions, and props for Monday’s crippled successful Easton, PA

The 2023-24 play isn’t shaping up to beryllium a banner twelvemonth for nan Patriot League, but nan apical 2 teams successful nan convention will, nonetheless, spell head-to-head connected Monday nighttime successful Easton, Pennsylvania, arsenic nan Colgate Raiders (19-8, 7-5 away, 13-1 Patriot, 15-10-1 ATS) sojourn nan Lafayette Leopards (11-16, 5-7 home, 10-4 Patriot, 12-14 ATS) astatine Kirby Sports Center (6:00 p.m. ET).

Colgate, which has won nan regular-season Patriot League title 2 consecutive years and captured 3 consecutive convention tournaments, is simply a sizable roadworthy favourite connected Monday night. The Raiders tin clinch their 3rd consecutive Patriot League regular-season title pinch a win.

Colgate vs Lafayette Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Colgate Raiders -7.5 (-118) -360 Over 132.5 (-110)
Lafayette Leopards +7.5 (-104) +280 Under 132.5 (-110)

The Raiders are laying 7.5 points connected nan roadworthy and are listed astatine a short -360 connected nan moneyline. The crippled full is 132.5 pinch -110 likelihood some ways successful Monday’s college hoops odds.

While nan dispersed is consistently sitting astatine 7.5 crossed nan board, location is sizable variety successful nan moneyline likelihood from sportsbook to sportsbook. While Colgate is -360 astatine FanDuel, nan Raiders are -325 astatine DraftKings, while Lafayette is +280 astatine FanDuel and +260 astatine DK. The lowest crippled full is astatine BetMGM (131.5).

Odds successful array supra from FanDuel connected Feb. 19. Claim a FanDuel promo code earlier betting connected Monday’s assemblage hoops games. 

The college hoops nationalist betting splits show nan Raiders getting somewhat much ATS mooney (54% of ATS grip arsenic 7.5-point roadworthy favorites) and a lot more of nan moneyline action (91% of moneyline handle). At nan clip of publication, nary NCAAM subordinate props were disposable for nan crippled yet.

Colgate Steamrolling Patriot League Competition

Colgate enters Monday pinch a near-perfect 13-1 grounds successful convention play, including 11 consecutive wins, which is tied for nan nation’s third-longest triumph streak, trailing only UConn (14) and Saint Mary’s (13). The Raiders had a tally of six consecutive ATS wins surgery past clip retired by nan slimmest of margins: Colgate won 62-50 astatine location against Bucknell arsenic 12.5-point chalk.

Monday’s crippled will beryllium an opportunity for revenge for nan Raiders. Colgate’s only convention nonaccomplishment this play came astatine nan hands of Lafayette (69-64 home) connected Jan. 10. Matt Langel’s squad had a disastrous first half backmost successful January, allowing nan Leopards to unfastened a 14-point lead by nan 18-minute mark. Colgate closed nan spread to 3 early successful nan 2nd half but couldn’t complete nan comeback.

Over nan past half-decade, Langel’s Colgate teams person won pinch offense. The Raiders person vanished each of nan past 5 seasons 86th aliases amended successful violative ratio astatine KenPom. With past year’s standouts Tucker Richardson and  Keegan Records gone, this twelvemonth has been a overmuch different story; nan Raiders are conscionable 183rd successful violative ratio and don’t person a azygous subordinate averaging much than 12.7 PPG.

Their protect efficiency, however, has improved from 233rd past play to 113th this year, and Langel has his squad playing astatine a considerably slower gait (163rd past twelvemonth vs 247th this year). Colgate has held 10 consecutive opponents to 64 points aliases fewer.

Lafayette Lets Potential Conference Title Slip Away

Not only did nan Leopards daze nan convention pinch its roadworthy triumph astatine Colgate successful early January arsenic monolithic 14-point underdogs, they won their first seven Patriot League games and held astatine slightest a stock of nan convention lead until nan extremity of January.  That basking commencement was each nan much astonishing successful ray of nan truth that Lafayette mislaid its first 12 games against DI competition.

An disfigured 62-48 location nonaccomplishment to Boston U connected Jan. 27 – their first convention nonaccomplishment of nan play – sent nan Leopards into a slump that allowed Colgate to build a large lead astatine nan apical of nan standings. Lafayette has won conscionable 3 of its past 7 games, including 4 losses astatine home, and is 3 games backmost of nan Raiders pinch conscionable 4 to play.

Like Colgate, this year’s Lafayette group is simply a defense-first squad that plays astatine a comparatively slow gait (298th successful tempo). Neither squad puts overmuch effort into violative rebounding (Colgate is 293rd successful offensive-rebound percent while Lafayette is 324th) but that’s a overmuch bigger problem for nan Leopards. Colgate is 1 of nan amended three-point shooting teams successful nan state (42nd astatine 36.8%) whereas Lafayette is 1 of the worst (292nd astatine 31.5%).

Colgate vs Lafayette Prediction

It’s been overmuch easier to backmost Colgate to screen large spreads successful erstwhile years compared to nan 2023-24 season. The level of violative firepower Raider religious person gotten utilized to conscionable isn’t coming this season.

While nan Leopards are slumping, they managed to get backmost successful nan triumph file past clip retired pinch an awesome 68-62 roadworthy triumph astatine American arsenic 5.5-point underdogs. Lafayette should besides travel successful confident, already 1-0 against Colgate this season.

Colgate vs Lafayette pick: Lafayette +7.5 (-110)

Sascha Paruk’s 2023-24 NCAAM betting record:

  • ATS: 13-13 (-1.21 units)
  • Moneyline: 1-5 (-4.78 units)
  • Player props: 2-2 (+0.78 units)

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