Army Black Knights host Columbia Lions in college basketball action
Columbia Lions vs Army Black Knights Odds
The Army Black Knights will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Columbia Lions at Christl Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
Supporters of the Lions have watched them go 7-5 and 3-3 ATS on the year, while the Black Knights are at 7-6 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Black Knights are 0-0, while the Lions have a 2-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Black Knights sit at No. 94 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lions sit at No. 209 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Black Knights will win this game 75-74.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Army has the nation's No. 40-rated offensive output, at 77.2 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 55 allowing on average 59.8 PPG. The Black Knights FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.
Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Army, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 nationally in scoring at home.
Columbia was a 66-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colgate. Grant Mullins scored 15 points leading the Lions to a 66-59 victory over Colgate at Levien Gym on Wednesday.
Army was a 95-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Houston Baptist. Army got 26 points from Ella Ellis en route to a 95-86 victory over Houston Baptist on Monday at Sharp Gym.
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Holy Cross are 1-1
After playing Colgate are 2-1
After a win are 3-7
A few Lions at Black Knights trends to consider:
Columbia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Army
Columbia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Columbia at Holy Cross, Tuesday, January 8
Army at Dartmouth, Tuesday, January 8