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Princeton Tigers vs Columbia Lions Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Princeton Tigers will try to cover the point spread at L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday when they get a visit from the Columbia Lions in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Columbia Lions in this one, their betting line was listed as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Princeton Tigers currently sport a 7-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7 ATS. The Columbia Lions are 3-10 and 2-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Princeton Tigers produce a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Columbia Lions have gone 3-5 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Princeton Tigers rated this week at No. 126 and the Columbia Lions sitting at No. 307.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Columbia is ranked No. 160 in NCAA basketball at 35.62 per game. Contrast that with Princeton's No. 259 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Princeton is the No. 36-ranked team in the country at 9.6 per game, while Columbia rates No. 14 at 10.62 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lions blew out Sarah Lawrence on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 87-42 win at Levien Gym.

Devin Cannady scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 76-70 to Pennsylvania at Palestra on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Princeton
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbia's last 7 games when playing Princeton
  • Princeton is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Princeton is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Princeton's last 6 games
  • Princeton is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 13th
Princeton at Cornell, Saturday, January 13th