A champion will be crowned on Wednesday when the Navy Midshipmen (21-10) battle the Colgate Raiders (22-11) in the 2022 Patriot League Tournament title game. Colgate rolls into this contest with some momentum, winning two straight games by double figures, including over Lehigh 81-61 in the semifinals. Navy, meanwhile, defeated Boston University on Sunday in an overtime fight. The winner will clinch their spot in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
Tip-off is at 7:30 ET from Cotterell Court. Colgate State is favored by seven-points in the latest Navy vs. Colgate odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is 129. Before locking in any Colgate vs. Navy picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Navy vs. Colgate, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Colgate vs. Navy:
- Navy vs. Colgate spread: Colgate -7
- Navy vs. Colgate over-under: 129 points
- Navy vs. Colgate money line: Midshipmen +250, Raiders -320
- COLG: The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win
- NAVY: The over is 5-1-1 in Midshipmen last 7 games as an underdog
Why Colgate can cover
Senior guard Nelly Cummings has the skill set to make a difference on the offensive side for the Raiders. He averages a team-high 14.5 points with three rebounds and 3.4 assists. The Pennsylvania native has scored at least 15 points in 18 games this season. In the Feb. 26 matchup against Navy, he had 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists.
Cummings is also swiping 1.1 steals per game. He has recorded at least two steals in eight games. Junior forward Keegan Records logs 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds, while shooting a conference-high 64 percent from the field. Records has tallied three double-doubles over his last eight outings. In a win over Holy Cross, he had 25 points and 14 boards.
Why Navy can cover
Senior guard John Carter Jr. is averaging a team-best 13.5 points per game to go along with 4.4 rebounds. The Tennessee native has been a steady scoring threat for Navy. Carter Jr. enters tonight's contest having logged four straight games with at least 17 points. He can also stretch the floor, connecting on 35 percent of his 3-point attempts. In the semifinals, Carter Jr. dropped 21 points, six rebounds, and knocked down three 3-pointers.
Senior guard Greg Summers is another contributor in Navy's backcourt. Summers averages 8.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. He's scored in double figures in 14 matchups thus far this season. The Florida native was all over the floor in the victory against Boston University on Sunday. Summers tallied 21 points, six rebounds, and five assists. This talented backcourt duo can take over the game for the Midshipmen.
How to make Colgate vs. Navy picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 136 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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