Princeton Tigers vs Columbia Lions Odds
The Columbia Lions will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Princeton Tigers at Levien Gym on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
The Lions sit at 10-12 (6-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 12-9 (8-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Columbia is 6-4 OU, and Princeton is 5-8 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lions, most recently No. 263 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 162 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-65 victory for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Columbia has the nation's No. 246-rated offensive output, at 64.6 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 19 allowing on average 58 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.
Defensively, Princeton features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Columbia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 254 nationally in scoring at home.
Princeton lost its last outing, a 69-57 result against Harvard on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Princeton got 18 points from Ian Hummer but lost anyway, 69-57, to Harvard on Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion.
Columbia was a 75-56 loser in its last match on the road against Yale. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Steve Frankoski scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 75-56 to Yale at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday).
Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cornell are 7-3
After playing Harvard are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Pennsylvania are 3-7
After playing Yale are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Tigers at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Princeton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Princeton is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Columbia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbia's last 5 games when playing at home against Princeton
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbia's last 9 games when playing Princeton
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Princeton
Columbia is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Princeton
Princeton at Cornell, Saturday, February 23
Columbia home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 23