College baskeball point spread favors Lions in battle with Big Red
Columbia Lions vs Cornell Big Red Odds
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.
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.
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
Columbia home to Cornell, Saturday, January 26
Cornell at Columbia, Saturday, January 26