The American Eagles have had the upper hand in their all-time series with the Colgate Raiders, winning 31 of their 46 meetings. Their record would be even more impressive if not for a recent surge by Colgate (17-11, 13-2 Patriot), which has won the last eight matchups. American (8-19, 4-11) looks to return to its winning ways when it visits Colgate for a Patriot League showdown on Monday. The Eagles have gone more than five years since posting a victory against the Raiders, last winning in overtime on Jan. 2, 2017 at Colgate.
Tipoff from Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY is set for 6:30 pm ET on CBS Sports Network. The Raiders are 16.5-point favorites in the latest Colgate vs. American odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 137. Before locking in any American vs. Colgate picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Colgate vs. American, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for American vs. Colgate:
- Colgate vs. American spread: Raiders -16.5
- Colgate vs. American over-under: 137 points
- Colgate vs. American money line: Raiders -2800, American +1200
- COL: The Raiders are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games
- AMER: The Eagles are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 contests against teams with winning records
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Why Colgate can cover
The Raiders are on a run that has seen them win nine consecutive contests and 13 of their last 14, including an 18-point triumph against American at home on Feb. 5. Colgate shot extremely well in that meeting, making 65.4 percent of its attempts from the floor and 47.1 percent from beyond the arc. Senior guard Nelly Cummings, who leads the Raiders with an average of 15.2 points, scored a game-high 21 while junior forward Keegan Records registered 20 on 9-of-11 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds.
Records is first in the Patriot League in both field-goal percentage (64.2) and blocked shots (1.7) as he looks to become the first Raider to lead the conference in blocks per game since Alex Woodhouse in 2008-09. Tucker Richardson was the only starter not to have a double-digit point total in Colgate’s 72-53 victory over Boston University on Saturday, but he did manage to earn a spot in the school’s record book. The senior guard finished with seven points, three boards and a pair of assists to become the first player in program history to record 1,000 points (1,147), 500 rebounds (564) and 400 assists.
Why American can cover
All five starters scored in double figures for the Eagles in their win against Army, marking the first time the feat has been accomplished since Feb. 12, 2020 against Loyola-Maryland. American scored a season-high 50 points in the paint versus the Black Knights and outrebounded them 33-31. Sophomore guard Colin Smalls led the way with 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting while Elijah Stephens notched 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Smalls has reached double digits in points in three of his last four games after doing so only twice in his previous eight contests. Stacy Beckton Jr., who is American’s top scorer with an average of 12.8 points, had 13 against Army. The senior guard is one of the Eagles’ all-time top shot blockers as he needs three to become just the sixth player in school history to reach triple digits for his career.
How to make American vs. Colgate picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 146 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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