American Eagles vs Columbia Lions Preview
Columbia Lions vs American Eagles Odds
The American Eagles host Columbia on Sunday, looking to build on their 4-5 mark against the 4-4 Lions in college hoops action at Bender Arena.
The Lions will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 0-0 ATS. Columbia is 0-0 on the totals; American is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 318-ranked Eagles and the No. 117-rated Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-56 win for the Lions on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 205 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with American’s No. 338 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, American is the No. 187-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Columbia rates No. 118 at 6.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Columbia owns the country's No. 65-rated mark, allowing 63.2 points per game on the highway. American, on the other hand, rates No. 327 in scoring at home.
American was a 73-70 winner in its last match on the road against UMBC. The Eagles grabbed a 73-70 win over the Retrievers on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Daniel Munoz at RAC Arena.
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Elon are 2-0
After playing Bucknell are 1-2
After a loss are 3-7
A few Lions at Eagles trends to consider:
Columbia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Columbia home to Elon, Saturday, December 22
American at Hampton, Tuesday, December 18