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Columbia Lions face Brown Bears: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Columbia LionsBrown Bears
13-7February 01, 2014, 06:00 | Pizzitola Sports Center10-7

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Brown Bears try to run the Columbia Lions off the court at Pizzitola Sports Center in college hoops action.

The Bears bring a 10-7 record (3-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-7 Lions, who are 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Brown go 2-5 so far and the Lions go 2-7.

View Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Brown Bears as -2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 91-ranked Bears and the No. 112-rated Lions in this matchup.

Last time out for Columbia, they were a 69-59 loser as they battled Yale on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Columbia got 17 points from Alex Rosenberg but lost anyway, 69-59, to Yale on Friday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Brown was a 78-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Brown earned a 78-66 victory over Cornell on Friday, getting 18 points from Steven Spieth at Pizzitola Sports Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Brown's No. 14-rated squad against Columbia's No. 187-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Brown rates No. 44 in the country with 7.71 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 nationally with 8.15 per match.

A few Lions at Bears trends to consider:
Columbia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Columbia is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brown
Columbia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Brown
Brown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Brown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Brown is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Columbia
Brown is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbia

Next up:
Columbia at Princeton, Friday, February 7th
Brown at Harvard, Friday, February 7th