Colgate vs. Holy Cross - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Holy Cross Crusaders (3-25) at Colgate Raiders (21-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Cotterell Court)
The Line: Colgate Raiders -18.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Holy Cross Crusaders (3-25, 2-13 CONF) and the Colgate Raiders (21-7, 12-3 CONF) will meet on Sunday, February 23rd for a Patriot League matchup at the Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY. The game will be played at 2:00 PM eastern time.
Holy Cross is coming off a 69-48 home loss to Bucknell in their last game. Holy Cross is now on an eight-game losing streak overall. The Crusaders have only managed to win three total games this season, and two of those being conference wins. Colgate is coming off a 70-67 home win over Lehigh in their last game. Colgate has now won four of their last five games overall, and they remain the team to beat in the Patriot League.
Holy Cross scores 67.0 points per game on 43.8 percent field goal shooting this season. Holy Cross’ leading scorer and rebounder is F Joe Pridgen, who scores 17.1 points per game and earn 6.5 rebounds per game. Holy Cross allows 79.5 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -12.5 scoring differential so far this season. Holy Cross also earns 31.9 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 2.7 blocks, and 5.0 steals per game as a team.
Colgate scores 75.1 points per game on 44.5 percent field goal shooting this season. Colgate’s leading scorer is G Jordan Burns, who scores 15.2 points per game. The leading rebounder for Colgate is F Will Rayman, who earns 8.5 rebounds per game. Colgate allows 68.6 points per game, thus they have a +6.5 point differential so far this season. Colgate also earns 35.9 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 5.9 steals per game as a team.
Holy Cross is 11-15-1 against the spread and 4-5-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Holy Cross is also 6-6-1 against the spread on the road so far this season. Colgate is 12-15 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Colgate is also 6-5 against the spread at home so far this season.
Without a doubt, Colgate is the better team in this game. Holy Cross has not been the team we are so used to seeing in the Patriot League, as they only have two conference wins up to date. 18.5 points are too many to lay for me with Colgate, as Holy Cross may not win too many games, but against the spread on the road, they have done well enough for me to take them in this spot. Holy Cross and the mountain of points for me.