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Colgate Red Raiders visit Columbia Lions in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Colgate Red RaidersColumbia Lions
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Colgate Red Raiders vs Columbia Lions Odds


The Columbia Lions will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Colgate Red Raiders at Levien Gym in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Red Raiders have watched them go 4-9 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Lions are at 6-5 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Lions are 2-0, while the Red Raiders have a 1-0 mark.

View Colgate vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 209 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Raiders sit at No. 224 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lions will win this game 72-59.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Columbia's No. 221-ranked scoring average of 65.7 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense rated No. 290 and allowing 72.4 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, more than the Red Raiders shooters have managed so far (42.5% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Colgate owns the country's No. 296-rated mark, allowing 77.6 points per game on the highway. Columbia, on the other hand, rates No. 257 in scoring at home.

Colgate was a 65-63 winner in its last match at home against New Hampshire. Colgate got 31 points from Murphy Burnatowski en route to a 65-63 victory over New Hampshire on Sunday at Cotterell Court.

In their last action, Columbia was a 69-58 winner at home against Manhattan. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Lions grabbed a 69-58 win over the Jaspers on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Steve Frankoski at Levien Gym.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Army are 3-7
After playing Manhattan are 2-0
After a win are 3-7

A few Red Raiders at Lions trends to consider:
Columbia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Colgate at Dartmouth, Saturday, January 5
Columbia at Army, Saturday, January 5