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Columbia Lions take on Red Raiders in college basketball test

Columbia LionsColgate Red Raiders
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Cotterell Court

Columbia Lions vs Colgate Red Raiders Odds

9-5TEAM RECORD5-8

A key college battle sees the visiting Lions travelling to Colgate Wednesday to take on the Red Raiders on Wednesday.

The Lions will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 4-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Raiders are 0-0 ATS. Columbia is 1-5 on the totals; Colgate is 0-0.

View Columbia vs Colgate Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Raiders at No. 308 and the Lions at No. 60 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-56 result in favor of the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 85 in NCAA hoops at 37.3 per game. Contrast that with Colgate’s No. 202 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Colgate is the No. 110-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Columbia rates No. 46 at 8.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Columbia owns the country's No. 56-rated mark, allowing 63.6 points per game on the highway. Colgate, on the other hand, rates No. 245 in scoring at home.

Columbia was a 67-52 winner in its last match at home against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Lions got a terrific 25-point effort from Meiko Lyles as Columbia defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 67-52 on Monday at Levien Gym.

Last time out for Colgate, they were a 71-64 loser as they battled New Hampshire on the road. Mike Venezia scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Raiders to a win (they lost 71-64 to New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday).

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Elon are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Lions at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Columbia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road

Next up:
Columbia at Elon, Sunday, January 8
Colgate at American, Saturday, January 7

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