Colgate vs Auburn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 2 (Tigers' Defense Dries Out Raiders' Attack)

Devon Platana
Colgate vs Auburn prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Colgate vs Auburn prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Julie Bennett
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Colgate vs Auburn Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Colgate Raiders (5-4, 2-2 Away) vs. No. 15 Auburn Tigers (7-0, 5-0 Home)
Date: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Neville Arena — Auburn, AL
Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Friday, Dec. 2, which includes an intriguing matchup between the Colgate Raiders and No. 15 Auburn Tigers.

Colgate has had some ups and downs to begin the campaign but managed to snap a two-game skid with a 92-58 win over Hartford on Sunday. Continuing that momentum won't be easy, though, as the Raiders must now face a ranked Auburn squad that improved to a perfect 7-0 following a 65-60 victory over Saint Louis.

Can Colgate shock the college basketball world with an upset on the road? Or will Auburn's record remain flawless with its sixth consecutive win at home?

Colgate vs Auburn Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: COLG: (+720) | AUB: (-1200)
Spread: COLG: +13.5 (-110) | AUB: -13.5 (-110)
Total: 145.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Auburn enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points, which is average compared to Friday's projected totals.

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Colgate vs Auburn Prediction & Pick

Colgate and Auburn have only squared off once over the years and it wasn't pretty for one side. The two teams met just three years ago, ending in a lopsided 91-62 victory for the Tigers. As solid as the Raiders have looked at times this season, there's just little reason to believe that tonight's result will be any different.

Colgate has already lost twice to inferior teams with sub-.500 records this fall. The Raiders' offensive numbers look great on paper, but they're inflated due to their facing inferior competition. Now, they'll be tested by a Tigers team that boasts a plus-14.2 scoring margin at home while holding opponents to the 12th-fewest points overall (56.9 PPG).

The fact that Auburn is 5-0 in its last five games against the Patriot League only solidifies who'll win the upcoming matchup. Expect the Tigers to dominate the Raiders up and down the floor yet again.

Final Score Prediction: Auburn: 77 | Colgate: 62

Colgate vs Auburn Betting Trends

- Colgate is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games played in December.
- Auburn is 20-0 straight up in its last 20 home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Colgate's last five games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Auburn's last eight games.

Colgate vs Auburn Best Bet

As far as best bets go, I'm going with the under on the 145.5-point total. Colgate's offense isn't as good as it looks on paper and will be shut down by Auburn's elite defense. The Tigers' offense, on the other hand, isn't too special, hence why I don't expect an absurd amount of points.

Besides, Auburn has only exceeded 145.5 points in two of five games this season. With the Tigers controlling things at home, expect a lower-than-expected total.

Bet: Under 145.5 Points (-110)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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