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Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Princeton Tigers vs Columbia Lions Odds

9-8TEAM RECORD11-6

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Tigers of Princeton hit the hard court against the Lions of Columbia.

The Lions currently sports a 11-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Tigers are 9-8 and 7-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lions produce a 2-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 6-5-1 against the number.

View Princeton vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 85-rated Lions and the No. 139-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-65 result in favor of the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Columbia has the nation's No. 232-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 63 allowing on average 62 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Princeton owns the country's No. 55-rated mark, allowing 64.4 points per game on the highway. Columbia, on the other hand, rates No. 241 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Princeton, they were a 67-59 loser as they battled Cornell on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Princeton suffered a 67-59 loss against Cornell on Friday, getting 16 points from Douglas Davis in a losing effort at Newman Arena.

Columbia was a 66-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Brian Barbour scored 25 points for Columbia on Friday, but the Quakers managed a 66-64 victory over the Lions at Levien Gym.

Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pennsylvania are 2-8
After playing Cornell are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cornell are 4-6
After playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Lions trends to consider:
Princeton is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Princeton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Princeton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Princeton is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Columbia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Columbia is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games when playing Princeton
Columbia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Princeton

Next up:
Princeton at Pennsylvania, Monday, January 30
Columbia home to Cornell, Saturday, January 21

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