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Lions vs Bulldogs College Hoops Game Preview

Columbia LionsYale Bulldogs
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | John J. Lee Amphitheater

Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD17-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Columbia when they take on the Bulldogs on Friday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 17-7 overall and 8-6 ATS ATS, while the Lions are 14-12 and 9-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Yale boasts a 4-10 on the OU, and Columbia is 5-12.

View Columbia vs Yale Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Columbia before tip-off in this one will find them as 4-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 90 (Bulldogs) and the No. 116 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-70 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Yale's No. 122 nationally ranked offense (70.2 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 28 at 60.1 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 44.1% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 38-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.2 points per game. Yale, meanwhile, comes in at No. 161 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Columbia was a 61-59 loser on the road against Pennsylvania. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Meiko Lyles scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 61-59 to Pennsylvania at The Palestra on Saturday).

Yale was a 66-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Harvard. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got a 22-point effort from Greg Mangano, who added 11 rebounds, but Harvard still managed to defeat Yale 66-51 Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Brown are 6-4
After playing Pennsylvania are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cornell are 4-6
After playing Harvard are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Lions at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbia's last 6 games on the road
Columbia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Yale
Columbia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbia is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Yale
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Yale's last 5 games at home
Yale is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbia
Yale is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Yale is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Columbia

Next up:
Columbia at Brown, Saturday, February 25
Yale home to Cornell, Saturday, February 25