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Blackbirds visit Columbia Lions in college basketball clash

Long Island BlackbirdsColumbia Lions
Dec 10, 2:00 PM | Levien Gym

Long Island Blackbirds vs Columbia Lions Odds


Levien Gym features an NCAAB clash between the host Columbia Lions and the visiting Long Island Blackbirds in college hoops action on Saturday.

Supporters of the Blackbirds have watched them go 5-4 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Lions are at 6-4 and 4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Lions are 0-5, while the Blackbirds have a 0-0 mark.

View Long Island vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lions rated this week at No. 21 and the Blackbirds sitting at No. 184. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-69 result in favor of the Lions.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Columbia's No. 66-rated squad against Long Island's No. 113-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Columbia rates No. 13 in the country with 9.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 165 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.7 points per game. Columbia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 216 nationally in scoring at home.

Long Island was an 82-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Lafayette. Long Island got 18 points from Julian Boyd en route to an 82-80 victory over Lafayette on Monday at Kirby Center.

Columbia was a 46-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Holy Cross. The Lions grabbed a 46-45 win over the Crusaders on Tuesday, behind a 14-point effort from Mark Cisco at Levien Gym.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Marist are 1-1
After playing Holy Cross are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Blackbirds at Lions trends to consider:
Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Long Island at Norfolk State, Wednesday, December 14
Columbia at Marist, Wednesday, December 28