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Columbia Lions Home to Hofstra Pride in NCAA Basketball Betting

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Columbia Lions try to run the Hofstra Pride off the court at Levien Gym in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Columbia Lions as -2.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Hofstra Pride vs Columbia Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbia Lions currently sport a 3-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-3 ATS. The Hofstra Pride are 4-3 and 1-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Columbia Lions produce a 3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hofstra Pride have gone 2-2 against the totals betting line.

The Columbia Lions sit at No. 57 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hofstra Pride sit at No. 129 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Hofstra is ranked No. 99 in NCAA basketball at 38.71 per game. Contrast that with Columbia's No. 127 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Columbia is the No. 68-ranked team in the country at 8.6 per game, while Hofstra rates No. 70 at 8.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Pride and Mavericks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Medaille was handed a 89-56 defeat on Friday at Hofstra Arena.

The Lions grabbed a 81-78 win over the Red Raiders on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Luke Petrasek at Levien Gym.

Betting Trends
  • Hofstra is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • Hofstra is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Columbia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Columbia is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Hofstra at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, December 3rd
Columbia at Seton Hall, Thursday, December 1st