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Baylor vs Colgate Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Baylor vs Colgate Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 3 seed Baylor Bears (23-10) and the No. 14 seed Colgate Raiders (25-9) will meet on Friday at 12:40 PM ET in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The matchup airs on truTV.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Baylor vs. Colgate Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Game Time: 12:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: truTV
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Baylor vs. Colgate Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Baylor win (73.6%)

Take a look at some betting trends and insights for Baylor (-14.5) versus Colgate on Friday. The over/under is set at 138.5 points for this game.

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Baylor vs. Colgate: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Baylor is 18-14-0 ATS this season.
  • Colgate has won 17 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 16 times.
  • Baylor covers the spread when it is a 14.5-point favorite or more 71.4% of the time. That's more often than Colgate covers as an underdog of 14.5 or more (never covered this season).
  • When playing at home, the Bears have a better record against the spread (11-5-0) compared to their ATS record in away games (4-5-0).
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Raiders have a lower winning percentage at home (.467, 7-8-0 record) than away (.533, 8-7-0).

Baylor vs. Colgate: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Baylor has been the moneyline favorite in 19 games this season and has come away with the win 17 times (89.5%) in those contests.
  • The Bears have not lost in five games this year when favored by -2000 or better on the moneyline.
  • Colgate has been the moneyline underdog seven total times this season. Colgate has gone 1-6 in those games.
  • The Raiders have played as a moneyline underdog of +980 or longer in only two games this season, which they lost both.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Baylor has a 95.2% chance of walking away with the win.

Baylor vs. Colgate Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Baylor's +308 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 9.3 points per game) is a result of scoring 80.5 points per game (32nd in college basketball) while allowing 71.2 per outing (155th in college basketball).
  • Ja'Kobe Walter's team-leading 14.2 points per game ranks 365th in the country.
  • Colgate outscores opponents by 8.3 points per game (posting 71.5 points per game, 238th in college basketball, and giving up 63.2 per contest, ninth in college basketball) and has a +281 scoring differential.
  • Braeden Smith leads Colgate, putting up 12.5 points per game (613th in college basketball).
  • The Bears win the rebound battle by 5.9 boards on average. They collect 35.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 178th in college basketball, while their opponents grab 29.3 per outing.
  • Jalen Bridges' 5.7 rebounds per game lead the Bears and rank 410th in college basketball action.
  • The 35.8 rebounds per game the Raiders accumulate rank 143rd in the nation, 2.9 more than the 32.9 their opponents pull down.
  • Keegan Records paces the Raiders with 6.2 rebounds per game (304th in college basketball).
  • Baylor averages 105.4 points per 100 possessions on offense (10th in college basketball), and allows 93.2 points per 100 possessions (190th in college basketball).
  • The Raiders rank 122nd in college basketball averaging 97.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 22nd, allowing 86.3 points per 100 possessions.

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