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Princeton Tigers take on Lions in NCAA basketball test

Princeton TigersColumbia Lions
18-8March 08, 2014, 07:00 | Levien Gym19-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Columbia vs Princeton battle Saturday at Levien Gym as the Lions look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 18-8 and 10-10 ATS on the year, while the Lions are at 19-11 and 12-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Lions are 7-13, while the Tigers have a 11-9 mark.

View Princeton Tigers vs Columbia Lions Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Lions, most recently No. 136 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 52 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Columbia, they were a 74-55 winner as they battled Pennsylvania at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Lions grabbed a 74-55 win over the Quakers on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Alex Rosenberg at Levien Gym.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbia's No. 186 nationally ranked offense (68.43 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 35 at 64.42 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 44.66% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (44.81% on average).

A few Tigers at Lions trends to consider:
Princeton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Princeton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Princeton's last 9 games
Princeton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Columbia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Columbia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Columbia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Columbia is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Princeton home to Pennsylvania, Tuesday, March 11th