Colgate vs Syracuse Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/14/23

Syracuse Orange (2-0) vs Colgate Raiders (1-0)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm (JMA Wireless Dome)

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The Colgate Raiders will play the Syracuse Orange in a non-conference game on Tuesday night at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York. Colgate opened their season with a win over Brown, while Syracuse has won two games in a row to start their campaign. 

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The Colgate Raiders are 1-0 this season after they defeated Brown by a score of 72-70 in their last game. Colgate was tied at 31 at the half, but they were able to score 41 points in the second half for the narrow win. The Raiders shot 48.1% from the field, 33.3% on three pointers, and 72.7% on free throws in the game. Colgate was out rebounded by a total of 40-36 and turned the ball over 14 times in the win. Braeden Smith led Colgate with 17 points and five assists, while Nicolas Louis-Jacques added 15 points and three rebounds. Colgate allowed 70 points on 41% field goal shooting and forced 15 turnovers in the game. 

Syracuse Preview

The Syracuse Orange are 2-0 this year after they defeated Canisius by a score of 89-77 in their last game. Syracuse didn’t play very well defensively in this game, but they scored 41 and 48 points in each half for the win. The Orange shot 53.8% from the field and recorded 37 rebounds in the game. Syracuse defeated New Hampshire by a score of 83-72 in their first game of the season. The Orange are scoring 86 points per game with 42 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, while allowing 74.5 points against per game this year. Judah Mintz has led Syracuse this season with 23 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. Syracuse is shooting 47.7% from the field, 73.9% on free throws, and 30% on three pointers this season.


Colgate is one of the few teams in the country to only play one game so far, but they struggled in their victory against Brown. The Raiders struggled to get stops, but they were able to come away with the win. Syracuse has scored 89 and 83 points in their first two games this season, but they have not played well on the defensive end of the court. I think we are primed for a high scoring game in this contest, and while I also think Syracuse will handle their business, their defensive play worries me. Take the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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