Colgate Red Raiders face Bucknell Bison: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Colgate Red Raiders vs Bucknell Bison Odds
The Colgate Red Raiders will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bison in Bucknell at Sojka Pavilion on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Bison are 20-4 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Red Raiders, meanwhile, are 9-16 and 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bucknell go 1-1 and the Red Raiders go 1-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bison, most recently No. 61 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Raiders, who rate No. 283 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-59 victory for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Bucknell's No. 164-ranked scoring average of 67.8 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense rated No. 264 and allowing 70.1 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, more than the Red Raiders shooters have managed so far (41.9% per game).
Defensively, Colgate features the nation's No. 240-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Colgate, they were a 70-55 loser as they battled American on the road. The Red Raiders endured a 70-55 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Brandon James at Bender Arena.
In their last action, Bucknell was a 60-58 winner on the road against Army. Bucknell got 19 points from Cameron Ayers en route to a 60-58 victory over Army on Saturday at Christl Arena.
Colgate home to Lehigh, Saturday, February 16
Bucknell at Lafayette, Saturday, February 16