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College Basketball Matchup - Columbia Lions Yale Bulldogs Odds Preview

Yale BulldogsColumbia Lions
March 4, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Yale Bulldogs vs Columbia Lions Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD14-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Columbia vs Yale battle Friday at Levien Gym as the Lions look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Lions bring a 14-12 record (6-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-12 Bulldogs, who are 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Columbia go 5-8 so far and the Bulldogs go 8-6.

View Yale vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Lions in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 237 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 191 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 70-68.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 233 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.8 per game. That compares with Columbia’s No. 109 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Columbia is college basketball's No. 264-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 171 with 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Yale owns the country's No. 75-rated mark, allowing 67 points per game on the highway. Columbia, on the other hand, rates No. 195 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Yale was a 70-69 winner at home against Harvard. They covered the 6–point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got 16 points from Austin Morgan as Yale ran past Harvard 70-69 on Saturday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

In their last action, Columbia was a 66-61 loser on the road against Princeton. They covered the 11.5–point spread as underdogs. Noruwa Agho scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 66-61 to Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium on Saturday).

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cornell are 4-6
After playing Harvard are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Brown are 7-3
After playing Princeton are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Lions trends to consider:
Yale is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Yale is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbia's last 5 games at home
Columbia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 7 games when playing Yale

Next up:
Yale at Cornell, Saturday, March 5
Columbia home to Brown, Saturday, March 5

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