Colgate at Wisconsin - 3/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Colgate at Wisconsin - 3/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Badgers (24-7) vs Colgate Raiders (23-11)

Game Info: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 9:50 pm (Fiserv Forum)

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The Wisconsin Badgers will play the Colgate Raiders in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

The Wisconsin Badgers are 24-7 (15-5) this season and have lost two games in a row. Wisconsin is coming off of a loss against Michigan State by a score of 69-63 in the Quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Wisconsin shot 36.7% from the field and 57.1% from the free throw line in the loss. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 23 points and 3 assists in the game. Wisconsin is averaging 70.7 points per game and is giving up 66.5 points per game against, while also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game. Johnny Davis is averaging 19.7 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Brad Davison is averaging 14.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Badgers. Wisconsin is shooting 42.5% on field goals, 74.2% on free throws, and 31.2% on three pointers.

The Colgate Raiders are 23-11 (16-2) this season and have won 15 games in a row. Colgate defeated Navy by a score of 74-58 in the Patriot League Final. Colgate shot 56.1% from the field and was -15 in rebounding margin in the loss. Jack Ferguson led the Raiders with 17 points and 5 assists in the game. Colgate is averaging 76.1 points per game and is giving up 67.1 points per game against, while also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game. Nelly Cummings is averaging 14.5 points per game and 3.4 assists per game, while Jack Ferguson is averaging 12.6 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Raiders. Colgate is shooting 47.6% on field goals, 69.5% on free throws, and 40.3% on three pointers.

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Colgate is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The over is 4-1 in Colgate’s last 5 games. Wisconsin is 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 NCAA Tournament games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite. The over is 4-0 in Wisconsin’s last 4 NCAA Tournament games.

Colgate comes into this game on a very long winning streak and will give Wisconsin all they can handle. Wisconsin finished tied for first in the Big Ten, but lost two games to end the year. When you look at Wisconsin’s last 5 games, they have not been very impressive. I like Colgate with the points here.

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David’s Pick Colgate +7.5

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