Colgate vs Lehigh Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Lehigh (11-16) vs Colgate (21-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Stabler Arena)

Betting Odds: Lehigh -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks will host the Colgate Raiders for a Patriot League matchup this weekend from the Stabler Arena. Colgate comes in as 3.5-point road favorites, with the total hovering 142.5. Stay tuned for our Colgate vs Lehigh Prediction.  

Colgate Rundown: Will the Raiders Come Out in Cruise Control?

Colgate improved to 21-9 after defeating Holy Cross in Worcester, 77-58. The Raiders controlled the entire contest, and they’ll look to close the regular season strong here in PA. Colgate is scoring 71.7 points per game, on 46.0% shooting, while allowing 65.2 ppg, and they’re currently first in the Patriot League with a 15-2 record in conference play. 

Colgate’s X-Factors

  • Sophomore guard Braeden Smith didn’t shoot very well to close February, but he still leads the Raiders in scoring (12.2) and assists (5.9), while grabbing 5.3 rpg. 
  • Senior forward Keegan Records paced the team with 17 points in the Holy Cross victory, and he leads Colgate in rebounding (6.4), while scoring 11.0 ppg. 
  • Lancaster native Ryan Moffatt led the way with 20 points against American, and he’s second on the team at 11.2 ppg. 

Lehigh Rundown: Mountain Hawks Hunting For Senior Day Upset

Lehigh fell to 12-16 after falling to Boston U at home by two, 64-62. The Mountain Hawks let the Terriers steal one in overtime, and they’ll now attempt to upset the conference champs this weekend. Lehigh is scoring 73.3 points per game, on 44.2% shooting, while allowing 73.1 ppg, and they’re currently 5th in the Patriot League with a 9-8 record in conference play. 

Lehigh’s X-Factors

  • Junior guard Tyler Whitney-Sidney went for a game-high 20 points in the Boston U matchup, and he leads Lehigh in scoring (14.8).  
  • Senior big Dominic Parolin has grabbed 10 boards or more in three straight games, and he leads the Mountain Hawks in rebounding (6.3), while averaging 11.8 ppg. 
  • Veteran guard Keith Higgins Jr. has scored 14 points or more in three of six games since returning to the lineup, and he’s second on the team at 13.4 ppg. 

Colgate vs Lehigh Trends

  • COL is 13-14-1 against the spread, with a 12-16 over/under record
  • The Raiders are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’re 6-7 on the road this season. 
  • LEH is 9-15-2 against the spread, with a 16-10 O/U record
  • The Mountain Hawks are 2-8 over their previous ten games, and they’re 8-5 in Annapolis this season. 

Colgate vs Lehigh Prediction

Colgate has secured another league crown, and with the conference tournament looming, we may see a lack of urgency from them here versus Lehigh. The Mountain Hawks have somewhat played better down the stretch, especially on the offensive end, and I like targeting the total for this Patriot League matchup. Back the Over this Saturday afternoon.

Corey’s Pick COL/LEH To Go OVER

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