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Pennsylvania Quakers vs Columbia Lions Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Columbia takes to the basketball court against Pennsylvania on Saturday, hoping to send the Quakers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Palestra.

Columbia Lions vs Pennsylvania Quakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pennsylvania Quakers sit at 11-5 (6-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Columbia Lions are currently 3-11 (2-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Pennsylvania is 10-3 OU, and Columbia is 3-6 OU.

This game puts the Pennsylvania Quakers, most recently No. 154 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Columbia Lions, who rate No. 307 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pennsylvania has the nation's No. 75-rated offensive output, at 78.56 PPG. The visiting Columbia Lions defense ranks No. 212 allowing on average 75.93 PPG. The Quakers FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Pennsylvania Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.82% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Smith scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 72-56 to Princeton at L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday).

The Quakers got 18 points from AJ Brodeur as Pennsylvania ran past Cornell 69-61 on Friday at Palestra.

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
  • Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Columbia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pennsylvania
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Columbia's last 11 games when playing Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pennsylvania is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Pennsylvania is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Columbia
  • Pennsylvania is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbia

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia home to Cornell, Saturday, January 20th
Pennsylvania at Temple, Saturday, January 20th