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NCAA hoops odds preview - American vs. Colgate

American EaglesColgate Red Raiders
Jan 12, 2:00 PM | Cotterell Court

American Eagles vs Colgate Red Raiders Odds


Colgate looks to cover the Red Raiders-Eagles pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 6-10 mark when they host American in college basketball wagering action.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Raiders are 1-0 ATS. American is 0-0 on the totals; Colgate is 1-0.

View American vs Colgate Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 228 (Red Raiders) and the No. 328 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 58-57 result in favor of the Red Raiders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colgate has the nation's No. 225-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 111 allowing on average 63.7 PPG. The Red Raiders FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, American owns the country's No. 133-rated mark, allowing 67.8 points per game on the highway. Colgate, on the other hand, rates No. 243 in scoring at home.

American lost its last outing, a 68-60 result against Cornell on January 6. The Eagles endured a 68-60 loss at the hands of the Big Red on Sunday, despite a 15-point effort from Blake Jolivette at Bender Arena.

Last time out for Colgate, they were a 78-62 winner as they battled Dartmouth on the road. Colgate earned a 78-62 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday, getting 21 points from Murphy Burnatowski at Leede Arena.

Next up:
American home to Lehigh, Wednesday, January 16
Colgate home to Bucknell, Wednesday, January 16