Holy Cross vs Colgate Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Colgate (22-8) vs Holy Cross (10-22)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Cotterell Court)

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

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The Holy Cross Crusaders and Colgate Raiders face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Patriot League Tournament at the Cotterell Court. These two teams faced off a couple of games ago, and it was Colgate that secured the 77-58 victory. 

Holy Cross Coming off First Round Win

Holy Cross faced off against Army and the offense scored 84 points and they ended up winning by 16 points. Joseph Octave scored 28 points, six rebounds, and four assists. There were three different players that finished with at least 12 points. Holy Cross on the season is averaging 66.6 points while their defense is giving up 74.4 points per game. At times the offense for Holy Cross has struggled and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. Joe Octave is averaging 14.4 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 29.3 percent from behind the three-point line.

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Colgate is Number One Seed

Colgate is the number one seed in the Patriot League and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Lehigh, Colgate was able to secure the 63-60 and they didn’t actually play that well. Two games ago against Holy Cross, Colgate scored 77 points and they ended up winning by 19 points. Colgate on the season is averaging 71.2 points while their defense is giving up 63.4 points per game. Braeden Smith is having a huge season and he is averaging 12.2 points while shooting 38.8 percent from the field and 32.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

Holy Cross vs Colgate Betting Prediction

These two teams just faced off a couple of games ago and Holy Cross was blown out, but this game is going to be different. Holy Cross is averaging 66.6 points and they are going to find more success scoring here. Colgate in the last game scored only 63 points and they aren’t going to run up the score here. Colgate should win this game, but Holy Cross is going to keep it close. Back Holy Cross against the spread. 

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