Yale Bulldogs host Columbia Lions in college basketball action
Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Yale vs Columbia battle Saturday at John J. Lee Amphitheater as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bulldogs sit at 9-15 (8-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lions are currently 10-11 (6-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Yale is 8-2-1 OU, and Columbia is 5-4 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 161 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lions sit at No. 241 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lions will win this game 69-64.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Yale's No. 210-ranked offense, averaging 66 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 59 at 61.2 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.
Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Yale, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.
Columbia was a 58-55 loser in its last match on the road against Brown. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Steve Frankoski scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 58-55 to Brown at Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday).
Yale was a 68-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Justin Sears scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 68-61 to Cornell at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday).
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing Princeton are 2-8
After playing Brown are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dartmouth are 3-7
After playing Cornell are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Lions at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Columbia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Yale
Columbia is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Yale
Yale is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbia
Yale is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Columbia
Yale is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games
Columbia home to Princeton, Friday, February 22
Yale home to Dartmouth, Friday, February 22