Patriot League Conference Tournament Betting Odds: Colgate, Navy & Boston Separated From Rest of Pack
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Patriot League Conference Tournament Odds
Odds via BetMGM
With only three teams with a winning record in the Patriot League, it should be little surprise the betting market sees the conference tournament as a three-team race.
According to opening betting odds released by BetMGM, only three teams have single-digit odds to win the tournament and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The tournament begins on Tuesday, March 1 with Lafayette squaring off with Bucknell and Holy Cross meeting American. The winners will advance to the second round against No. 1 seed Colgate and No. 2 Navy, respectively.
The second round takes place on March 3 with the semifinals on March 6 and championship game on March 9, aired on CBS Sports Network.
Here are the odds for each team in the tournament, starting with the favorite.
Colgate Raiders -190
Colgate is the odds-on favorite after winning the conference by four games. Colgate finished the season 20-11 overall with a 16-2 conference record, only losing to Lehigh and Boston. The Raiders are riding a 12-game winning streak.
The Midshipmen finished second in the league with a 12-6 conference record and 19-10 overall. John Carter Jr. leads the team with 12.9 points per game. Navy is 7-3 in its last 10 games.
The Terriers are the only other 20-win team in the conference, finishing the regular season with a 20-11 record and 11-7 in conference. Boston won five of six games prior to a season-finale slip against Bucknell. Javante McCoy will be expected to carry the team after averaging 17 points per game in the regular season.
The Mountain Hawks struggled in non-conference play, losing 10 of their first 11 games. Conference play was better with a 10-8 record, including a win over Colgate.
Loyola Maryland +3000
Cam Spencer leads the Greyhounds with 18.6 points per game, but the team enters the tournament with eight losses in its last 10 games.
The Black Knights lost six games in a row before ending the regular season with back-to-back victories over Bucknell and Holy Cross.
The Leopards own a win over Rutgers in non-conference play and lost to Colgate by just eight on the road. However, Lafayette ranks 308th in the country with 67 points per game.
American, Bucknell & Holy Cross +25000
None of the three teams reached 10 wins on the year with American and Bucknell each finishing conference play with a 5-13 record. Holy Cross does have a win against Navy.