Colgate vs. Bucknell Picks & Best Bets — Patriot Tournament 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 10, 2021

The No. 2 seed Colgate Raiders (12-1) and the No. 6 seed Bucknell Bison (5-6) will look to advance in the Patriot tournament on Wednesday as they meet in the semifinals of the conference tournament at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sports. Colgate is listed as a 14-point favorite to win this contest and advance closer to an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 10, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Raiders (-14)

The Raiders are the bet in this contest. They’re favored by 7.8 more points in the model than DraftKings (21.8 to 14).

Pick OU:
Under (155.5)

The model predicts a total 4.2 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: Colgate 87, Bucknell 65

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Raiders have an average implied point total of 80.8 this season, which is 4.2 points lower than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (85).
  • Colgate has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (85) six times this season.
  • The Bison’s average implied point total on the season (73.4 points) is 2.4 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (71 points).
  • Bucknell has totaled more than 71 points in seven games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Colgate and Bucknell Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 14+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Raiders 8-5 2-3 6-7
Bison 5-5 0-0 7-3

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Betting Tips – Shooting Stats

  • The Raiders make 49.5% of their shots from the field this season, which is 6.7 percentage points higher than the Bison have allowed to their opponents (42.8%).
  • In games when Colgate shoots better than 42.8% from the field, it is 7-5 against the spread and 11-1 overall.
  • Bucknell is 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 49.5% from the field.
  • The Bison’s 45.6% shooting percentage from the field this season is 5.5 percentage points higher than the Raiders have allowed to their opponents (40.1%).
  • This season, Bucknell has a 5-3 record overall and a 5-2 record against the spread in games the team collectively shoots higher than 40.1% from the field.
  • Colgate is 8-4 against the spread and 11-1 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 45.6% from the field.
  • The Raiders shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc, 3.3% higher than the 34.2% the Bison allow to opponents.
  • Colgate has put together a 7-0 straight-up record and a 6-1 record against the spread in games when the team makes more than 34.2% of its three-point attempts this season.
  • Bucknell has put up a 5-2 against the spread while going 5-2 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 37.5% from deep.
  • The Bison shoot 33.5% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 7.3 percentage points higher than the Raiders have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (26.2%).
  • Bucknell is 5-4 ATS and 5-4 overall when the team makes more than 26.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Colgate has a 6-3 ATS record and a 9-0 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 33.5% from three-point range.
  • The Raiders knock down 8.5 three-pointers per game this season, 1.2 more made shots on average than the 7.3 per game the Bison allow.
  • The Raiders are 7-1 against the spread and 8-0 overall when they make more threes than their opponents, while the Bison are 1-4 ATS and 1-5 straight up in games when they are out-shot from the three-point line.

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