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Columbia American Betting Preview

American EaglesColumbia Lions
Nov 19, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

American Eagles vs Columbia Lions Odds


Columbia looks to cover the Lions-Eagles pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 0-2 mark when they host American in college basketball action.

The Lions are 0-2 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 1-2 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbia go 0-2 and the Eagles go 0-0 on the totals.

View American vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lions at No. 220 and the Eagles at No. 212 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 59-53 result in favor of the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Columbia's No. 60-rated squad against American's No. 203-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Columbia rates No. 142 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 156 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Defensively, American features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Columbia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.

American was a 62-56 winner in its last match at home against Florida Atlantic. Charles Hinkle went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds, leading American over Florida Atlantic, 62-56, on Wednesday at Bender Arena.

Columbia lost its last outing, a 62-58 result against Furman on November 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Brian Barbour scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 62-58 to Furman at Levien Gym on Monday).

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Stony Brook are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Eagles at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbia's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 7 games at home
Columbia is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
Columbia is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games

Next up:
American home to Quinnipiac, Tuesday, November 22
Columbia at Stony Brook, Tuesday, November 22