Colgate vs Holy Cross Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/28/24

Holy Cross (9-20) vs Colgate (20-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Hart Center Arena)

Betting Odds: Holy Cross +13.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colgate Raiders will play the Holy Cross Crusaders in a Patriot League game on Wednesday night at the Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Colgate has won 12 of their last 13 games, while Holy Cross has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Colgate vs Holy Cross prediction.

Colgate Preview

The Colgate Raiders are 20-9 (14-2) this season after they lost to American by a score of 66-64 in their last game. Colgate led 32-31 at halftime, but was out scored 35-32 in the second half for the loss. The Raiders shot 51.1% from the field and had 14 turnovers in the game. Colgate had won their previous 12 games and they allowed 65 points or fewer in 11 of them. The Raiders are scoring 71.3 points per game with 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, while allowing 63.7 points against per game this year. Braeden Smith is averaging 12.2 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 5.9 assists per game. Colgate is shooting 46.3% from the field, 69.1% on free throws, and 37% on three pointers this season. 

Holy Cross Preview

The Holy Cross Crusaders are 9-20 (6-10) this year after they lost to Navy by a score of 76-66 in their last game. Holy Cross trailed 37-28 at halftime, but did score 38 points in the second half in the loss. The Crusaders shot 39.7% from the field and were -9 in rebounding margin in the game. Holy Cross defeated Bucknell by a score of 73-59 in the game prior to Navy, but lost to Army and Colgate before that. The Crusaders are scoring 65.7 points per game with 32.8 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game, while giving up 73.9 points against per game this season. Joe Octave is averaging 13.9 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Holy Cross is shooting 43.4% from the field, 65.5% on free throws, and 34.9% on three pointers this year. 

Colgate vs Holy Cross Betting Prediction

Colgate comes into this game after a rare loss in their last game, but they will have a great chance to get back on track here. The Raiders are 14-2 in league play and they have already clinched the Patriot League regular season title. Holy Cross is 6-10 in league play and they are near the bottom of the standings. These two teams played earlier in the season, with Colgate winning by a score of 85-55. Colgate is a very solid team that plays well on both ends of the floor and I expect them to blow out Holy Cross in this game. Take the Raiders here. 

David’s Pick Colgate -13.5

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