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Columbia Lions visit Yale Bulldogs in college basketball clash

Columbia LionsYale Bulldogs
12-6January 31, 2014, 07:00 | John J. Lee Amphitheater7-9

John J. Lee Amphitheater features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Yale Bulldogs and the visiting Columbia Lions in college hoops action on Friday.

The Bulldogs are 7-9 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 12-6 and 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Yale go 3-3 and the Lions go 1-6 on the totals.

View Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs were listed as -3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 240-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 112-rated Lions in this matchup.

Columbia won its last outing, a 74-58 result against Cornell on January 25. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. The Lions grabbed a 74-58 win over the Big Red on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Maodo Lo at Newman Arena.

In their last action, Yale was a 73-56 loser on the road against Brown. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Yale suffered a 73-56 loss against Brown on Saturday, getting 17 points from Justin Sears in a losing effort at Pizzitola Sports Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lions rank No. 169 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.63 per game. That compares with Yale’s No. 201 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Yale is college basketball's No. 174-ranked team at 5.62 per game, while the Lions rate No. 18 with 8.37 per game.

A few Lions at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Columbia is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Columbia is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Yale
Columbia is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Yale
Yale is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Yale is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Yale is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Columbia
Yale is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbia

Next up:
Columbia at Brown, Saturday, February 1st
Yale at Cornell, Saturday, February 1st