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Columbia Lions vs Cornell Big Red College Basketball Betting Preview

The Columbia Lions will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Big Red in Cornell at Newman Arena on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cornell Big Red were listed as 3-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Columbia Lions vs Cornell Big Red Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cornell Big Red sit at 7-8 (4-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Columbia Lions are currently 12-6 (3-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Cornell is 2-5-1 OU, and Columbia is 7-1-1 OU.

The Big Red - Lions odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cornell is rated No. 318 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbia is at No. 88.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cornell's No. 160 nationally ranked offense (72.8 points per game) against a Columbia Lions defense that sits as the No. 116 at 69.28 PPG. The Cornell Big Red have been averaging 42.73% from the field, less than the Lions have managed so far this season (44.77% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Columbia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Columbia is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cornell
  • Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cornell
  • Cornell is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cornell is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Cornell is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Columbia
  • Cornell is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbia

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Dartmouth, Friday, January 29th
Cornell at Harvard, Friday, January 29th