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Idaho Vandals vs Columbia Lions Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Columbia LionsIdaho Vandals
2-3November 23, 2013, 07:30 | Earle A. Chiles Center3-2

The Idaho Vandals will be trying to slam the Columbia Lions on Saturday when the teams tip off at Earle A. Chiles Center in college betting action.

The Vandals are 3-2 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 2-3 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Idaho go 2-0 and the Lions go 1-3 on the totals.

View Columbia Lions vs Idaho Vandals Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 206-ranked Vandals and the No. 180-rated Lions in this matchup.

Columbia was a 69-52 loser in its last match on the road against Portland. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Columbia suffered a 69-52 loss against Portland on Friday, getting 10 points from Maodo Lo in a losing effort at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Idaho was an 87-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. T.J. Taylor scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 87-76 to Idaho at Earle A. Chiles Center on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 154 nationally ranked offense (74.2 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 58 at 64.4 PPG. The Vandals have been averaging 43.39% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (43.28% on average).

A few Lions at Vandals trends to consider:
Columbia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Columbia home to American, Tuesday, November 26th
Idaho at Boise State, Wednesday, November 27th