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Columbia vs Princeton Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Lions vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Columbia Lions at Princeton Tigers
  • Where: Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Columbia +16.5, COLMB +1064 | PRNCE -2360 O/U 146.5

Lions Preview:

The Columbia Lions head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 6-17. On the road, the Lions will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 1-10. So far, the Lions have been the underdog 20 times, going 3-17 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +16.5 underdogs on the spread.

Columbia will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa who is averaging 13.05 points per game for the Lions. Rosa is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Lions’ offensive game plan is the play of Avery Brown who has hit 36.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.91 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Columbia will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Lions are ranked 317th at 67.4 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 302nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Columbia is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.

Tigers Preview:

Princeton will take the floor against the Lions with an overall record of 15-6. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -16.5 points in their favor. For the season, Princeton has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 11-4.

Princeton’s leading scorer this season is Tosan Evbuomwan, who is averaging 13.65 points per contest. So far, Evbuomwan has accounted for 18.15% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.95 rebounds per game and 4.55 assists. Ryan Langborg is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 12.25 points per game. Between him and Langborg, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.

Through 21 games, Princeton has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.9 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Tigers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.8% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 10.97 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Columbia Lions +16.5

In our analysis of this matchup, we believe that Princeton’s fast-paced style of play will give them an advantage against the Columbia Lions, who prefer a slower game. Despite the large -16.5 point spread, the Tigers’ fast-paced style should play a large role in them cruising to an easy victory. We recommend betting on Princeton to not only win but also cover the spread against Columbia.