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College Insider Tournament - Columbia Lions Home to UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA Basketball Betting

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away UC Irvine Anteaters taking on the Columbia Lions Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UC Irvine Anteaters opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

UC Irvine Anteaters vs Columbia Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbia Lions sport a record of 24-10 and 12-12-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the UC Irvine Anteaters have 28-9 and 18-16-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-10-1 for the Columbia Lions and 18-17 for the UC Irvine Anteaters.

The Columbia Lions sit at No. 65 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the UC Irvine Anteaters sit at No. 82 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Columbia's No. 79 nationally ranked offense (76.38 points per game) against a UC Irvine Anteaters defense that sits as the No. 32 at 65.92 PPG. The Columbia Lions have been averaging 45.42% from the field, less than the Anteaters have managed so far this season (45.94% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Anteaters grabbed a 66-47 win over the Chanticleers on Sunday, behind a 15-point effort from Luke Nelson at HTC Center.

Maodo Lo scored 29 points leading the Lions to a 80-65 victory over NJIT at Levien Gym on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • UC Irvine is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • UC Irvine is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UC Irvine's last 6 games
  • UC Irvine is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Columbia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Columbia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbia's last 5 games
  • Columbia is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home