Patriot League contenders meet up on Friday afternoon when the Colgate Raiders travel to take on the Boston University Terriers. Colgate (8-10) leads the Patriot standings at 4-1 in conference play, while Boston is 14-8 overall and 5-4 in the league. Colgate is just 4-8 against the spread on the road and Boston is 1-7 ATS at home, so something will have to give from a betting perspective.
Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Raiders as slight 1.5-point road favorites in the latest Colgate vs. Boston University odds. The over-under for total points is set at 137.5. Before locking in any Boston University vs. Colgate picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Colgate vs. Boston U, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Boston U vs. Colgate:
- Colgate vs. Boston University spread: Colgate -1.5
- Colgate vs. Boston University over-under: 137.5 points
- COL: 7-9 ATS on the season
- BOS: 9-10 ATS on the season
Why Colgate can cover
The Raiders, coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance last year, didn't find a lot of success in the non-conference portion of the schedule. But they've heated up in league play. After opening up with a loss to Lehigh, they've won four straight, including victories over Army, Navy and Loyola (Md.) -- all teams with winning records in conference play.
Nelly Cummings leads the team with 16.3 points per game as he paces an offense that averages 74.3 points. The Raiders move the ball well, averaging 16.3 assists per game, which ranks in the top 40 nationally. Their defense has been exceptional during the recent winning streak, giving up just 53.8 points per game during that run.
Why Boston University can cover
The Terriers are also playing well as they enter this matchup on a three-game winning streak. They've been getting it done on offense, hitting the 80-point plateau in back-to-back games. That's well above their season-long average (69.4 ppg).
Guards Javante McCoy (16.5 ppg) and Walter Whyte (12.9 ppg) provide a lot of the offense for Boston. Forward Sukhmail Mathon, meanwhile, averages a double-double with 15 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.
How to make Colgate vs. Boston University picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 142 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.
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