Pennsylvania Quakers visit Columbia Lions in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Pennsylvania Quakers vs Columbia Lions Odds
The Columbia Lions will try to cover the spread at Levien Gym on Saturday when they get a visit from the Pennsylvania Quakers in NCAA basketball action.
The Quakers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Lions are 6-9 ATS. Pennsylvania is 6-8-1 on the totals; Columbia is 6-5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 263 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Quakers sit at No. 292 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lions will win this game 66-59.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbia's No. 267 nationally ranked offense (63.6 points per game) against a Quakers defense that sits as the No. 221 at 68.2 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 42.6% from the field, more than the Quakers have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pennsylvania owns the country's No. 176-rated mark, allowing 69.6 points per game on the highway. Columbia, on the other hand, rates No. 294 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Pennsylvania was a 79-71 winner on the road against Cornell. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Quakers got a terrific 29-point effort from Tony Hicks as Pennsylvania defeated Cornell 79-71 on Friday at Newman Arena.
Columbia was a 65-40 loser in their most recent outing at home against Princeton. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Columbia was run off the court by the Tigers on Friday as Princeton routed them 65-40 at Levien Gym.
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dartmouth are 6-4
After playing Cornell are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Yale are 3-7
After playing Princeton are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Quakers at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pennsylvania's last 7 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Pennsylvania is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Pennsylvania is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbia's last 7 games when playing at home against Pennsylvania
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games when playing Pennsylvania
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pennsylvania
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania home to Dartmouth, Friday, March 1
Columbia home to Yale, Friday, March 1