Colgate Raiders vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colgate Raiders vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA
TV: Youtube TV
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks (5-6) will try to beat the Colgate Raiders (6-7) at Stabler Arena on Monday.
The Colgate Raiders stepped onto the hardwood against Cornell and took a loss by a final of 91-80 in their last contest. Colgate ended the game with a 52.5% FG percentage (31 out of 59) and converted 8 of 21 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Raiders buried 10 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 22 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 19 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about defending, Colgate allowed the other team to go 58.6% from the floor on 34 out of 58 shooting. Cornell recorded 23 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. In addition, Cornell grabbed 31 boards (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Cornell shot 68.8% at the free throw line by converting 11 of 16 tries. They made 12 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Raiders walked away with 16 and Cornell recorded 12 fouls.
Braeden Smith is someone who played a role for the game. He ended up with 23 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. He ended up shooting 64.3% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
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Colgate comes into this one with a mark of 6-7 this year. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 13.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Colgate is collecting 33.4 boards per game and has tallied 229 dimes on the season, which ranks 23rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Raiders are shooting 40.3% on 3-point shots (120 of 298) and 67.7% from the free throw line. They average 79.2 points per contest (49th in the country) while going 50.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Raiders are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 279th in college hoops in allowing assists with 189 conceded on the campaign. The Raiders defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 48.6% (373 of 768) and they concede 31.5 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 38.5% on shots from distance while they are 310th in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lehigh Mountain Hawks went home defeated by a final of 96-64 against Cornell. The Mountain Hawks were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 28 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. Cornell committed 14 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Mountain Hawks to the free throw line for 14 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 64.3%. Regarding shooting from distance, Lehigh made 7 out of their 23 attempts (30.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mountain Hawks went 24 for 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.6%. The Mountain Hawks allowed Cornell to convert 38 out of their 74 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 51.4% in the game. They went 44.1% from distance by going 15 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 5 out of 6 from the charity stripe (83.3%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Lehigh permitted Cornell to grab 37 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Keith Higgins Jr. pitched in for the Mountain Hawks in the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 2 rebounds. He accumulated 21 points in his 33 mins on the court and earned 3 dimes in the matchup.
Lehigh has a win-loss record of 5-6 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Mountain Hawks are connecting on 43.5% from the floor, which ranks 245th in college basketball. Lehigh has totaled 783 points this year (71.2 per game) and they pull down 36.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 14.1 times per game (149th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. The Mountain Hawks are responsible for committing 16.9 fouls every game and they connect on 70.6% from the charity stripe.
The Lehigh defense surrenders 33.9% on 3-point shots (82 of 242) and their opponents are connecting on 65.3% of their foul shots. They have given up 13.0 dimes and 36.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 207th and 300th in Division 1. The Mountain Hawks are ranked 262nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 72.2. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.0% from the floor (200th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colgate
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