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Columbia Lions visit Pennsylvania Quakers in NCAAB hoops battle

Columbia LionsPennsylvania Quakers
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | The Palestra

Columbia Lions vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds

14-11TEAM RECORD14-11

A key college battle sees the visiting Lions travelling to Pennsylvania Saturday to take on the Quakers on Saturday.

The Quakers bring a 14-11 record (12-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-11 Lions, who are 8-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pennsylvania go 12-9 so far and the Lions go 5-11.

View Columbia vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Quakers at No. 217 and the Lions at No. 93 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-65 result in favor of the Lions.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 142 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Pennsylvania’s No. 313 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pennsylvania is the No. 68-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Columbia rates No. 89 at 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 245 nationally in scoring at home.

Columbia was a 77-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Princeton. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Lions endured a 77-66 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Brian Barbour at Jadwin Gymnasium.

In their last action, Pennsylvania was a 73-66 winner at home against Cornell. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as favorites. Pennsylvania got 25 points from Zack Rosen en route to a 73-66 victory over Cornell on Friday at The Palestra.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Yale are 3-7
After playing Princeton are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dartmouth are 7-3
After playing Cornell are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Lions at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Columbia is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Columbia is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Columbia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games
Pennsylvania is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pennsylvania is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Columbia at Yale, Friday, February 24
Pennsylvania at Dartmouth, Friday, February 24