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Villanova Wildcats Battle vs Columbia Lions Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

Wells Fargo Center-PA will host Columbia Lions vs Villanova Wildcats action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Villanova Wildcats betting line as -26.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Columbia Lions vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbia Lions will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 12-12 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Villanova Wildcats are 19-17 ATS. Columbia Lions are 12-11-1 on betting the total; Villanova Wildcats are 13-23.

The Villanova Wildcats sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Columbia Lions sit at No. 250 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Columbia is ranked No. 178 in NCAA basketball at 34.85 per game. Contrast that with Villanova's No. 221 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Villanova is the No. 59-ranked team in the country at 8.64 per game, while Columbia rates No. 102 at 7.81 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lions got 14 points from Lukas Meisner, but it was Yale that prevailed in a 75-71 final on Saturday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

The Wildcats got 19 points from Josh Hart, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 65-62 final on Saturday at Keybank Center.

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Villanova is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova's last 7 games
  • Villanova is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Villanova is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Longwood, Tuesday, November 14th
Villanova at Nicholls State, Tuesday, November 14th