Colgate vs. Arizona College Basketball Game: Odds, Predictions, and Matchup Analysis for Dec. 2nd

Colgate vs. Arizona Odds

Saturday, Dec. 2

3 p.m. ET

Pac-12 Network

Below, we have college basketball odds and a prediction for Colgate vs. Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The Arizona Wildcats look like one of the best teams in all of college basketball through the first six games of the season. This team is elite on both sides of the ball, with depth, shooting, physicality, and an edge that makes it extremely fun to watch.

When the Wildcats take on Colgate, it won’t be a cakewalk to a cover. Matt Langel’s squad is only 4-3 to start the season, but it ranks 140th on KenPom overall and took Syracuse down to the wire in its only road game against a high-major opponent.

Colgate won 26 games last season and returned 65% of its minutes this season.

Loaded in every category, the Wildcats have a true claim to being the best team in the country at this point in the year.

Tommy Lloyd’s teams have historically been dominant in the non-conference portion of the schedule, and this year is no different. Arizona has not only won all six games it’s played, but it’s also covered all six games against the spread.

While Colgate is balanced on both sides of the ball, there’s not much this team does great on either end. The only category the Raiders rank at an elite level in is preventing offensive rebounds (eighth nationally).

One factor in Colgate’s favor is its experience — four of its top six players are seniors.

Arizona is an awful matchup for Colgate because it has multiple guards it can throw at Smith to wear him down as the game goes on. Lloyd brought in Caleb Love via the transfer portal and he can switch on and off with Kylan Boswell to make sure one of them is always fresh defensively.

It’s hard not to be impressed by the rest of this Wildcats team, as they rank in the top 10 in the country in both Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Efficiency, according to KenPom. As a team, the Cats shoot 39% from 3-point range.

Colgate’s best chance in this one is to cross its fingers and hope that Arizona is reading articles like this talking about how impressive it is.

Pick: Arizona -21

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Colgate vs. Arizona

Betting Pick & Prediction

Colgate’s best chance in this one is to cross its fingers and hope that Arizona is reading articles like this talking about how impressive it is.

Until we see the Wildcats play down to a lesser opponent’s level, it’s impossible to bet against the Wildcats.

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