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Patriot Tournament - Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Colgate Red Raiders Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Colgate Red RaidersLehigh Mountain Hawks
March 6, 7:00 PM | Stabler Arena

Colgate Red Raiders vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Odds

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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks will be trying to slam the Colgate Red Raiders on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Stabler Arena in college betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Patriot Tournament.

Supporters of the Red Raiders have watched them go 11-20 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Mountain Hawks are at 20-8 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountain Hawks are 0-3, while the Red Raiders have a 1-0 mark.

View Colgate vs Lehigh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Lehigh opened as 14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mountain Hawks - Red Raiders odds would favor the Mountain Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Lehigh is rated No. 84 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colgate is at No. 275. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-62 win for the Mountain Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Lehigh's No. 49-ranked scoring average of 73.6 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense rated No. 248 and allowing 69.6 PPG. The Mountain Hawks FG% has averaged 45.9% to date this season, more than the Red Raiders shooters have managed so far (41.5% per game).

Defensively, Colgate features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Lehigh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Colgate, they were a 74-59 loser as they battled Holy Cross on the road. The Red Raiders got 20 points from Murphy Burnatowski, but it was Holy Cross that prevailed in a 74-59 final on Saturday at Hart Recreation Center.

In their last action, Lehigh was an 81-75 winner at home against Army. Holden Greiner scored 24 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Lehigh on Saturday, leading the Mountain Hawks to an 81-75 victory over Army at Stabler Arena.