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Knights vs Lions College Hoops Game Preview

Fairleigh Dickinson KnightsColumbia Lions
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Columbia Lions Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday, with the host Lions trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Columbia will face the 1-10 Knights, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lions are 1-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Knights are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Fairleigh Dickinson vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lions, most recently No. 60 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Knights, who rate No. 323 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-52 victory for the Lions.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Columbia has the nation's No. 230-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 283 allowing on average 72.5 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, almost the same as the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fairleigh Dickinson owns the country's No. 236-rated mark, allowing 74.1 points per game on the highway. Columbia, on the other hand, rates No. 225 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Fairleigh Dickinson was a 66-53 loser on the road against NJIT. Lonnie Robinson scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Knights to a win (they lost 66-53 to NJIT at Fleisher Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Columbia was a 77-67 winner at home against Lafayette. Columbia got 21 points from Brian Barbour en route to a 77-67 victory over Lafayette on Friday at Levien Gym.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Colgate are 0-2
After playing Lafayette are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Knights at Lions trends to consider:
Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Columbia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Fairleigh Dickinson home to Wagner, Thursday, January 5
Columbia at Colgate, Wednesday, January 4