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Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers Preview

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Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Princeton Tigers vs Columbia Lions Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Tigers of Princeton hit the hard court against the Lions of Columbia.

The Lions currently sports a 11-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Tigers are 9-8 and 7-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lions produce a 2-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 6-5-1 against the number.

View Princeton vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 85-rated Lions and the No. 139-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-65 result in favor of the Lions.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Columbia has the nation's No. 232-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 63 allowing on average 62 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Princeton owns the country's No. 55-rated mark, allowing 64.4 points per game on the highway. Columbia, on the other hand, rates No. 241 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Princeton, they were a 67-59 loser as they battled Cornell on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Princeton suffered a 67-59 loss against Cornell on Friday, getting 16 points from Douglas Davis in a losing effort at Newman Arena.

Columbia was a 66-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Brian Barbour scored 25 points for Columbia on Friday, but the Quakers managed a 66-64 victory over the Lions at Levien Gym.

Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pennsylvania are 2-8
After playing Cornell are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cornell are 4-6
After playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Lions trends to consider:
Princeton is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Princeton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Princeton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Princeton is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Columbia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Columbia is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games when playing Princeton
Columbia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Princeton

Next up:
Princeton at Pennsylvania, Monday, January 30
Columbia home to Cornell, Saturday, January 21