Dartmouth Big Green vs Columbia Lions Odds
Columbia looks to cover the Lions-Big Green pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 9-9 mark when they host Dartmouth in college basketball wagering action.
The Lions sport records of 9-9 and 5-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Big Green have 5-13 and 2-5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-2 for the Lions and 4-3 for the Big Green.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Columbia sat as 13-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lions, most recently No. 242 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Big Green, who rate No. 286 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-59 victory for the Lions.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Big Green rank No. 251 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Columbia’s No. 268 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Columbia is college basketball's No. 93-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Big Green rate No. 215 with 5.8 per game.
Defensively, Dartmouth features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Columbia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Dartmouth was a 71-62 winner at home against Yale. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Big Green got 16 points from Gabas Maldunas as Dartmouth ran past Yale 71-62 on Saturday at Leede Arena.
Last time out for Columbia, they were a 72-66 loser as they battled Princeton on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Columbia suffered a 72-66 loss against Princeton on Saturday, getting 16 points from Maodo Lo in a losing effort at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Dartmouth Big Green Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cornell are 3-7
After playing Yale are 2-8
After a win are 0-10
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Harvard are 6-4
After playing Princeton are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Big Green at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dartmouth's last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Dartmouth is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Dartmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 5 games when playing at home against Dartmouth
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Columbia's last 10 games when playing Dartmouth
Columbia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dartmouth
Columbia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dartmouth
Dartmouth at Cornell, Saturday, February 9
Columbia home to Harvard, Saturday, February 9