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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Pennsylvania Quakers Over Columbia Lions

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Pennsylvania Quakers try to run the Columbia Lions off the court at Palestra in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Columbia Lions were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Columbia Lions vs Pennsylvania Quakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-12 and 5-10 ATS Pennsylvania Quakers will face the 10-9 Columbia Lions, who own a 8-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pennsylvania Quakers are 5-10 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Columbia Lions are 9-7.

This game puts the Pennsylvania Quakers, most recently No. 277 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Columbia Lions, who rate No. 206 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Columbia Lions rank No. 151 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.79 per game. That compares with Pennsylvania’s No. 221 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pennsylvania is college basketball's No. 103-ranked team at 7.89 per game, while the Columbia Lions rate No. 92 with 8.05 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbia got 18 points from Luke Petrasek en route to a 83-78 victory over Brown on Saturday at Levien Gym.

Pennsylvania suffered a 64-49 loss against Princeton on Tuesday, getting 11 points from Darnell Foreman in a losing effort at Palestra.

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Columbia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pennsylvania
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Columbia's last 9 games when playing Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pennsylvania is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pennsylvania's last 12 games

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Princeton, Saturday, February 11th
Pennsylvania at Cornell, Sunday, February 12th