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NCAAB betting line favors Big Red over Lions

Columbia LionsCornell Big Red
Jan 28, 7:00 PM | Newman Arena

Columbia Lions vs Cornell Big Red Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD6-11

The visiting Lions hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Newman Arena against the Cornell Big Red.

The Big Red sport records of 6-11 and 4-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lions have 12-7 and 6-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-6-1 for the Big Red and 2-8 for the Lions.

View Columbia vs Cornell Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Big Red installed as 3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Big Red - Lions odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cornell is rated No. 168 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbia is at No. 90. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-62 win for the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cornell has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 65.8 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 19 allowing on average 59 PPG. The Big Red FG% has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.4 points per game. Cornell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Columbia was a 61-56 winner at home against Cornell. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Columbia got 18 points from Mark Cisco en route to a 61-56 victory over Cornell on Saturday at Levien Gym.

In their last action, Cornell was a 61-56 loser on the road against Columbia. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Cornell suffered a 61-56 loss against Columbia on Saturday, getting 14 points from Chris Wroblewski in a losing effort at Levien Gym.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Dartmouth are 6-4
After playing Cornell are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Harvard are 8-2
After playing Columbia are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Lions at Big Red trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cornell
Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cornell
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cornell's last 6 games when playing at home against Columbia
Cornell is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cornell's last 5 games when playing Columbia
Cornell is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Columbia

Next up:
Columbia at Dartmouth, Friday, February 3
Cornell at Harvard, Friday, February 3

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