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Columbia LionsPennsylvania Quakers
Feb 25, 7:00 PM | The Palestra

Columbia Lions vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds

14-10TEAM RECORD11-12

The Pennsylvania Quakers will hit the floor running against the visiting Columbia Lions Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Lions have watched them go 14-10 and 5-6 ATS on the year, while the Quakers are at 11-12 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Quakers are 5-7, while the Lions have a 5-6 mark.

View Columbia vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Quakers as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 301-rated Quakers and the No. 238-ranked Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-68 result in favor of the Lions.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pennsylvania's No. 337-rated squad against Columbia's No. 99-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pennsylvania rates No. 127 in the country with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 233 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Columbia owns the country's No. 241-rated mark, allowing 73.5 points per game on the highway. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, rates No. 213 in scoring at home.

Columbia lost its last outing, a 61-42 result against Harvard on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Columbia got 8 points from Max Craig but lost anyway, 61-42, to Harvard on Saturday at Levien Gym.

In their last action, Pennsylvania was a 60-58 winner on the road against Yale. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Tyler Bernardini scored 16 points leading the Quakers to a 60-58 victory over Yale at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Princeton are 5-5
After playing Harvard are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cornell are 3-7
After playing Yale are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Lions at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Columbia is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Columbia is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games when playing at home against Columbia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games
Pennsylvania is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pennsylvania is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Columbia

Next up:
Columbia at Princeton, Saturday, February 26
Pennsylvania home to Cornell, Saturday, February 26