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Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Levien Gym Friday as the Columbia Lions look to beat the odds vs the Yale Bulldogs in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Columbia Lions betting line opened as 2-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Yale Bulldogs vs Columbia Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbia Lions bring a 9-8 record (7-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-6 Bulldogs, who are 5-5 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Columbia go 7-7 so far and the Yale Bulldogs go 5-5.

The Lions - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbia is rated No. 225 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Yale is at No. 154.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Columbia's No. 156-ranked scoring average of 73.71 PPG, against a Yale Bulldogs defense rated No. 62 and allowing 68.18 PPG. The Columbia Lions FG% has averaged 44.31% to date this season, less than the Yale Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (46.88% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 30 points from Anthony Dallier as Yale ran past Brown 85-75 on Friday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

The Lions got 13 points from Jeff Coby as Columbia ran past Harvard 65-62 on Saturday at Levien Gym.

Betting Trends
  • Yale is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Yale is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Yale is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Columbia
  • Yale is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Columbia
  • Columbia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 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 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Yale at Cornell, Saturday, February 4th
Columbia at Brown, Saturday, February 4th