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Pittsburgh vs. Colgate odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Dec. 9 prediction from proven computer model

The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Colgate Raiders at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night at Petersen Events Center. Pitt is 2-6 overall and 2-4 at home, while Colgate is 4-5 overall and 1-4 on the road. John Hugley leads the Panthers in scoring with 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He’ll face off against Colgate’s top offensive player, Nelly Cummings, who averages 17.7 points per game in 2021.

Colgate is coming off of a 28-point win over Columbia on Monday, and is looking to string together consecutive wins for the first time in three weeks. The Raiders are favored by three points in the latest Pittsburgh vs. Colgate odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 135.5. Before entering any Colgate vs. Pittsburgh picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pitt vs. Colgate. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Colgate vs. Pitt:

  • Pittsburgh vs. Colgate spread: Colgate -3
  • Pittsburgh vs. Colgate over-under: 135.5 points

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What you need to know about Pittsburgh

The Panthers lost 57-56 to the Virginia Cavaliers last week on a last-second shot from Virginia’s forward Jayden Gardner as the clock expired. Hugley didn’t have his best showing this season, and finished just 2-for-11 from the floor in 36 minutes. None of the Panthers were particularly sharp, and the team made just 39 percent of its attempts from the field. Jamarius Burton was the only other player for Pitt to score in double-digits with 11 points to go with four assists.

The loss to the Cavs was the second by a single point in as many games. The Panthers lost to Minnesota, 54-53, on November 30. After hitting just 20 percent of its 3-point attempts against the Gophers, Pitt was much better against Virginia, and drained 8-of-16 from beyond the arc. The Panthers may struggle to keep up the sharp shooting against Colgate, however, as the Raiders have held opponents to just 31.7 percent from distance.

What you need to know about Colgate

Colgate made easy work of the Columbia Lions on Monday and carried off an 89-61 win. Cummings scored 26 points and was active on defense with four steals in the win. He’s been the Raiders’ top defender all season, and has averaged 1.8 steals per game. Guard Jack Ferguson has been the team’s second-best scorer, with 11.8 points per game.

Colgate has been one of the country’s top 3-point shooting teams, and has made 40 percent of its attempts this season. Cummings takes the majority of them, but Colgate also has a top shooter in Ryan Moffatt, who has hit 15-of-30 3-pointers so far in 2021. 

How to make Pittsburgh vs. Colgate picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Pittsburgh vs. Colgate? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks to find out.

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