Patriot League Conference Tournament Odds, Favorites, Longshots

  • Colgate finished the season first place in the conference.
  • Boston University and American University are amongst the favorites to win the tournament.
  • Lafayette is looking to prove oddsmakers wrong.

HAMILTON, N.Y. — With the Patriot League regular season coming to an end, Colgate is looking to run away as the conference champions as they are leading the odds list. Boston University and American University have short odds as well.

Lafayette is looking to make noise in the tournament as they have the ability to pull off an upset and they have the tools to do so.


As college basketball bettors may remember, Colgate is continuing their hot streak from the 2019 season where they made it to the NCAA tournament They currently lead the odds to win the Patriot League tournament at 4/9 odds. They had a strong year as they went 14-4 in the conference and 23-8 on the season.

If they want to continue to make a push towards March Madness, they need a few things to come together. Their bench play has been below average as they only average 16.2 points per game. Their starters, however, carry the bulk of the scoring for the team as a whole and have scored 80 or more points in 14 games.

Look for the Raiders to make another run in the big dance come selection Sunday on March 15.

Boston University/American University

Boston University also had a decent season after a disappointing 2019 campaign where they went 15-18. The Terriers finished the season 12-6 in the conference and 18-13 overall. They are a high scoring team that has scored 70 or more points in 19 games.

They finished their season strong going 8-3 in their last 11 games. The emergence of Max Mahone helped this team a lot as he led the team in points (15.6), rebounds (8.2), steals (1.1) and blocks (0.6).

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Although, they do have poor free-throw shooting. As a team, they only shoot 65.7% from the line. If they could continue their hot streak to end the season, they could have the potential of winning the conference tournament. Boston’s odds sit at 4/1 to win the Patriot League Tournament.

American University had a bit of a bounce-back season as well as they went 15-15 last season. They ended up 12-6 in the conference and 16-13 overall. What saved them was their late-season play as they went 7-3 in their last 10 games.

What helped them was the breakout year from Jamir Harris who went from 3.9 points per game to 10.7. Also, Sa’eed Nelson continued to lead the team as he led with 18.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 2.8 steals. American University’s odds to win the Patriot League tournament are 5/1.


The Leopards are a big underdog on the odds boards going into the tournament as online sportsbooks have their odds at 25/1 to win the conference.

They finished their season going 10-8 in the conference and 18-11 overall. They have a deep team as 11 guys on the roster see the court. They also are a high scoring team as they scored 70 or more points in 17 games.

One thing that stood out this season is that they defeated Colgate twice, Boston University once and American University once. It is surprising that they sit low on the odds board considering both Boston University and American University have yet to beat Colgate this season.