Colgate Raiders vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Analysis - March Madness Odds

Colgate Raiders vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Analysis – March Madness Odds

The Wisconsin Badgers step onto the court in what amounts to a home game on Friday to take on the 14-seed Colgate Red Raiders. The Badgers are just a -8 chalk to send Colgate packing. Will Wisconsin get it done in their first NCAA Tournament game? Or will the Red Raiders show why they’re garnering so much respect from oddsmakers and hoop handicappers? See below for March Madness Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Wisconsin versus Colgate. 

Men’s College Basketball Midwest Region: #14 Colgate vs #3 Wisconsin

Colgate Raiders versus Wisconsin Badgers Betting Info

  • When: Friday, March 18 at 9:50 pm ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • TV/Streaming: TBS

Why bet on 14-Colgate versus 3-Wisconsin?

The Raiders are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the nation. As a team, Colgate averages 39.4% from behind the arc. Colgate’s top scorer, Nelly Cummings, averages 14.6 points per while shooting 36.8% from three. Tucker Richardson, Cummings’ backcourt mate shoots over 35% from three and averages close to 13 points each contest. The Badgers are going to have a tough time containing Colgate’s guards. 

Colgate Raiders Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 75.3 
  • FG %: 46.8
  • 3PT %: 39.4
  • FT %: 69.4
  • Rebounds/G: 33.7 

Colgate Raiders Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 67.6
  • FG %: 43.0
  • 3PT %: 33.2 
  • FT %: 67.2
  • Rebounds/G: 30.7 

Why bet on 3-Wisconsin versus 14-Colgate?

The Big Ten is the deepest conference in the nation. Wisconsin won the Big Ten Regular Season with a 14-6 record. The Badgers also went 17-13 against the spread. Wisconsin leans on one of the most underrated players in the country, Jonathan Davis. The 6’ 5” guard averages 20 points and 8 boards per game. He’s simply better than any player Colgate has. 

Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 71.0
  • FG %: 42.7
  • 3PT %: 31.3
  • FT %: 74.8
  • Rebounds/G: 32.3 

Wisconsin Badgers Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 66.5
  • FG %: 43.8
  • 3PT %: 32.7
  • FT %: 67.7
  • Rebounds/G: 31.6

3-Wisconsin versus 14-Colgate Betting Trends

  • Raiders are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games
  • Colgate is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win
  • Over is 4-1 in the Raiders’ last 5
  • Badgers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite
  • Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
  • Over is 4-1 ATS in the Badgers last 5 games as a favorite

3-Wisconsin versus 14-Colgate Betting Analysis

Wisconsin is an excellent team. But there are a couple of reasons to believe the Badgers struggle in this game. 

First, Davis suffered an injury in the 63-65 loss to Michigan State during the Big Ten Tournament. Sometimes, a team is deep enough to overcome an injury to their best player. Wisconsin isn’t.

Supposedly, Davis is one-hundred percent. He might be, but if he’s even at ninety percent, the Badgers will have an issue, because outside of Davis, they simply don’t have guards that shoot the ball well. 

Wisconsin shoots less than 43% from the field and less than 32% from three. The Badgers must rely on their defense in this game, which will be an issue because Colgate has a great pair of guards in Cummings and Richardson. The Raiders could win this for sure. Taking the points makes the most sense. 

NCAAM Pick: Colgate Raiders ATS  


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