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College basketball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Lions

Columbia LionsPrinceton Tigers
13-8February 07, 2014, 07:00 | Jadwin Gymnasium12-5

The visiting Columbia Lions hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Jadwin Gymnasium against the Princeton Tigers.

Princeton battles the Lions, currently sitting with a 13-8 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-2 for the Tigers and 2-8 for the Lions.

View Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Princeton Tigers as -8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 139-rated Columbia taking on the No. 84-rated Tigers in this contest.

Columbia was a 64-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Brown. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Columbia suffered a 64-56 loss against Brown on Saturday, getting 13 points from Maodo Lo in a losing effort at Pizzitola Sports Center.

In their last action, Princeton was a 78-69 loser on the road against Dartmouth. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Will Barrett scored 28 points for Princeton on Saturday, but the Big Green managed a 78-69 victory over the Tigers at Leede Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Princeton's No. 72 nationally ranked offense (75.06 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 19 at 62.14 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (44.99% on average).

Next up:
Columbia at Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 8th
Princeton at Cornell, Saturday, February 8th