College baskeball point spread favors Lions in battle with Big Red

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Jan 19, 3:00 PM | Newman Arena

Columbia Lions vs Cornell Big Red Odds

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Newman Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Cornell Big Red and the visiting Columbia Lions in college hoops action on Saturday.

Cornell will face the 8-6 Lions, who own a 3-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Big Red are 1-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lions are 2-0 favoring the OVER.

View Columbia vs Cornell Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Columbia before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 304-rated Big Red and the No. 243-ranked Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-62 result in favor of the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cornell's No. 207-ranked scoring average of 66.4 PPG, against a Lions defense rated No. 51 and allowing 60.5 PPG. The Big Red FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, less than the Lions shooters have managed so far (43.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Columbia owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 60.7 points per game on the highway. Cornell, on the other hand, rates No. 162 in scoring at home.

Columbia lost its last outing, a 78-69 result against Holy Cross on January 8. The Lions endured a 78-69 loss at the hands of the Crusaders on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Grant Mullins at Hart Recreation Center.

Cornell was a 103-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against Old Westbury. The Big Red grabbed a 103-84 win over the Panthers on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Johnathan Gray at Newman Arena.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cornell are 5-5
After playing Holy Cross are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6

Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Columbia are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Lions at Big Red trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cornell
Columbia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Columbia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cornell
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cornell's last 7 games when playing at home against Columbia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cornell's last 6 games when playing Columbia
Cornell is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbia
Cornell is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Columbia home to Cornell, Saturday, January 26
Cornell at Columbia, Saturday, January 26

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