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Columbia Lions vs Lafayette Leopards in college hoops odds

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Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Lafayette Leopards vs Columbia Lions Odds


Levien Gym features an NCAAB clash between the host Columbia Lions and the visiting Lafayette Leopards in college hoops action on Friday.

The Lions are 7-5 so far on the season, and 4-2 ATS vs. the number. The Leopards, meanwhile, are 5-7 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbia go 1-5 and the Leopards go 0-0 on the totals.

View Lafayette vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 33 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Leopards sit at No. 324 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lions will win this game 74-63.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbia's No. 241 nationally ranked offense (64.7 points per game) against a Leopards defense that sits as the No. 309 at 74.9 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 40.1% from the field, less than the Leopards have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 277-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. Columbia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 252 nationally in scoring at home.

Lafayette won its last outing, a 69-54 result against Monmouth on December 28. Lafayette earned a 69-54 victory over Monmouth on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Jim Mower at Kirby Center.

Columbia was a 79-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marist. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Columbia was run off the court by the Red Foxes on Wednesday as Marist routed them 79-59 at McCann Field House.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Marist are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Leopards at Lions trends to consider:
Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Columbia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Columbia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Lafayette
Columbia is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Lafayette

Next up:
Lafayette at NJIT, Monday, January 2
Columbia home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Monday, January 2