Columbia Lions vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Pennsylvania Quakers try to run the Columbia Lions off the court at The Palestra in college hoops action.
The Lions will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 4-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Quakers are 6-6-1 ATS. Columbia is 3-1 on the totals; Pennsylvania is 4-4.
The visitors opened as 1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Quakers - Lions odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pennsylvania is rated No. 320 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbia is at No. 228. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-57 win for the Lions.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 270 in NCAA hoops at 32.5 per game. Contrast that with Pennsylvania’s No. 300 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pennsylvania is the No. 238-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Columbia rates No. 64 at 7.4 per game.
Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.4 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 281 nationally in scoring at home.
Columbia lost its last outing, a 66-63 result against Cornell on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Columbia suffered a 66-63 loss against Cornell on Saturday, getting 15 points from Brian Barbour in a losing effort at Levien Gym.
Pennsylvania was a 76-69 loser in its last match on the road against Temple. They covered the 17-point spread as underdogs. The Quakers endured a 76-69 loss at the hands of the Owls on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Miles Cartwright at Liacouras Center.
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Princeton are 3-7
After playing Cornell are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cornell are 4-6
After playing Temple are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lions at Quakers trends to consider:
Columbia is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Columbia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games when playing Columbia
Pennsylvania is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Columbia
Pennsylvania is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Columbia
Columbia at Princeton, Saturday, February 2
Pennsylvania home to Cornell, Saturday, February 2