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NCAA hoops odds preview - Colgate vs. Quinnipiac

Colgate Red RaidersQuinnipiac Bobcats
Dec 5, 7:00 PM | TD Bank Sports Center

Colgate Red Raiders vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Quinnipiac vs Colgate battle Wednesday at TD Bank Sports Center as the Bobcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bobcats sit at 2-4 (2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Red Raiders are currently 3-5 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Quinnipiac is 1-1 OU, and Colgate is 1-0 OU.

View Colgate vs Quinnipiac Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 202-ranked Bobcats and the No. 205-rated Red Raiders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-65 win for the Bobcats on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Quinnipiac's No. 132-ranked scoring average of 70.8 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense rated No. 332 and allowing 77.1 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 43.4% to date this season, more than the Red Raiders shooters have managed so far (43% per game).

Defensively, Colgate features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.6 points per game. Quinnipiac, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.

Colgate lost its last outing, a 70-63 result against Cornell on December 1. The Red Raiders got 24 points from Murphy Burnatowski, but it was Cornell that prevailed in a 70-63 final on Saturday at Newman Arena.

Last time out for Quinnipiac, they were a 77-66 loser as they battled Lehigh at home. Quinnipiac suffered a 77-66 loss against Lehigh on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Garvey Young in a losing effort at TD Bank Sports Center.

Next up:
Colgate home to Albany, Saturday, December 8
Quinnipiac home to Vermont, Saturday, December 8