Villanova Wildcats vs Columbia Lions Preview
Columbia Lions vs Villanova Wildcats Odds
The Villanova Wildcats will hit the floor running against the visiting Columbia Lions Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Wildcats sport records of 3-1 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lions have 2-1 and 1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1 for the Wildcats and 0-0 for the Lions.
Bettors looking to go with the Wildcats in this one found them listed as 10-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Lions was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 50-rated Wildcats and the No. 141-ranked Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-71 result in favor of the Lions.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 168 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Villanova’s No. 135 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Villanova is the No. 125-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Columbia rates No. 240 at 5 per game.
Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 47 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 114 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Columbia, they were a 67-62 loser as they battled Marist at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. Columbia suffered a 67-62 loss against Marist on Saturday, getting 19 points from Brian Barbour in a losing effort at Levien Gym.
Last time out for Villanova, they were a 77-55 loser as they battled Alabama on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Crimson Tide blew out Villanova on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-55 win at Madison Square Garden.
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Marist are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing La Salle are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Lions at Wildcats trends to consider:
Columbia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Columbia home to Wayland Baptist, Friday, November 23
Villanova home to La Salle, Sunday, November 25