Columbia vs. Princeton - 2/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (8-10) at Columbia Lions (10-8)
College Basketball: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Levien Gym)
The Line: Columbia Lions -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers and Columbus Lions meet Friday night at the Levien Gymnasium.
The Princeton Tigers have won four of their last six games and look for their first road win. On the season, Princeton is averaging 67 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 66.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Spencer Weisz is averaging 12.6 points and 2.7 assists while Hans Brase is averaging 11.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Steven Cook is the third double-digit scorer and Amir Bell is dishing 2.8 assists. The Princeton Tigers have six players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 71.8 percent from the line and 38.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Princeton is allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in five of its last eight games. The Princeton Tigers are 0-6 SU on the road.
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The Columbus Lions look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Columbus is averaging 61.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 58.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Maodo Lo is averaging 15.9 points and 2.2 assists while Kyle Castlin is averaging 10.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Cory Osetkowski is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Steve Frankoski is shooting 39.6 percent from the field. The Columbus Lions have seven players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 35.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Columbus is allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five straight games.
The Tigers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win and 25-10 ATS in their last 35 Friday games. The Lions are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Tigers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Columbia.
Princeton is a different team on the road, as the Tigers have yet to win a game away from home. With that being the case, give me the home team and the reasonable chalk.