Colgate at Yale Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Yale Bulldogs (2-1) vs Colgate Raiders (1-1)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Avenir Centre)

Betting Odds: Yale Bulldogs -5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colgate Raiders and the Yale Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Avenir Centre on Friday evening.

Colgate Narrowly Loses To Syracuse

The Colgate Raiders will be looking to rebound from their first loss of the season after a 79-75 loss to Syracuse last time out. Keegan Records leads the Raiders in scoring and rebounding with 15.5 PPG and 9.5 RPG while Braeden Smith also has 15.5 PPG with 6 RPG as well as team-highs of 6.5 APG and 2.5 SPG to lead the Raiders in assists and steals this season. Nicolas Louis-Jacques has 12.5 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Colgate up to this point in the year. As a team, Colgate is averaging 73.5 PPG on 48.2% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 68.6% from the foul line this season.

Yale Edges Loyola Marymount

The Yale Bulldogs got a big win over Loyola Marymount by a final score of 83-80 last time out to improve to 2-1 on the year. Bez Mbeng leads the Bulldogs in scoring and assists with 16.7 PPG and 3 APG along with 1.7 SPG while John Poulakidas has 13.3 PPG and Matt Knowling has 10.7 PPG with 5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Yale up to this point in the year. August Mahoney has 9 PPG and 3 RPG and Nick Townsend’s got 8.7 PPG with 5 RPG while Danny Wolf has a team-high 7.7 RPG to lead Yale on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, Yale is averaging 85.3 PPG on 51.4% shooting from the field, 42.9% from three and 81.5% from the foul line this season.

Chris’ Pick

I’m backing the over in this one. These are two teams that are flat out consistent offensively as both are fully capable of filling it up with 80+ points on any given night and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if this game turned into an up and down, back and forth track meet. Get your popcorn, give me the over.

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

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