Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Columbia Lions travelling to Princeton Saturday to take on the Tigers.
The Tigers currently sports a 8-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-6 ATS. The Lions are 9-7 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 1-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lions have gone 3-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 131 and the Lions at No. 228 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-66 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lions rank No. 270 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.5 per game. That compares with Princeton’s No. 272 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Princeton is college basketball's No. 129-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Lions rate No. 64 with 7.4 per game.
Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.4 points per game. Princeton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 294 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Columbia, they were a 62-58 loser as they battled Pennsylvania on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Lions got 21 points from Brian Barbour, but it was Pennsylvania that prevailed in a 62-58 final on Friday at The Palestra.
Last time out for Princeton, they were a 76-59 winner as they battled Cornell at home. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Princeton earned a 76-59 victory over Cornell on Friday, getting 22 points from Ian Hummer at Jadwin Gymnasium.
A few Lions at Tigers trends to consider:
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Princeton
Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Princeton
Princeton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbia
Princeton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Columbia
Princeton4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Princeton's last 8 games when playing Columbia
Columbia home to Dartmouth, Friday, February 8
Princeton home to Brown, Friday, February 8