Boston University at Colgate - 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Colgate Raiders (11-1) vs Boston University Terriers (7-10)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Cotterell Court)
Betting Odds: Colgate Raiders -13 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston University Terriers will be facing the Colgate Raiders in the Patriot League Quarterfinals Saturday. Colgate swept Boston during the regular season, winning all 4 games by an average of 19 points.
The Raiders ended the season with ten straight victories, en route to a number 2 seed in the conference tournament. Colgate's last game was against this same Boston team in which they won 78-63. They shot a blistering 59.3% from the field and 50% from three in the game. They assisted at a high ratio, with 23 of their 32 baskets coming via the dime. Jordan Burns led the offense with 15 points and 7 assists. The Raiders limited the Terriers to 15.4% shooting from deep, while outrebounding them by 7. Colgate is averaging 85.7 points per game while allowing 67.8 to their opponents. Burns leads the team with 17.6 points, 5.6 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.
Boston comes into this game having won their first round matchup against Lehigh by a score of 69-58. They shot 55.1% from the field and 38.5% from beyond the arc. The Terriers had assists on 11 of their 27 makes in the game. Walter Whyte led the team with 19 points and 8 rebounds. The Terriers held Lehigh to 37.1% shooting and 29.4% beyond the arc. Rebounds were even at 33, while Boston committed one more turnover than Lehigh. Boston is averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 73.8 to the opposition. Javante McCoy leads the team with 15.4 points and 2.3 assists per game.
Colgate is 8-4 ATS this season, 5-4 ATS after a win, and 3-3 ATS at home. Boston is 8-9 ATS this season, 4-2 ATS after a win, and 6-3 ATS on the road.
Colgate will be hosting this game as they are the higher seed. Colgate has gone 5-1 at home this season, with a +19.3 point differential. They handled Boston each time they played this season, and it will be hard to imagine this one going any other way. Colgate has shot the ball extremely well in the second half of the year, and should have no trouble pulling away against an inconsistent Boston attack. Give me Colgate to cover at home.