Pennsylvania vs. Columbia - 3/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbia Lions (13-13) at Pennsylvania Quakers (7-18)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Columbia Lions and Pennsylvania Quakers square off Friday night at the Palestra.
The Columbia Lions need a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Columbia is averaging 63 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Maodo Lo is averaging 17.6 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Castlin is averaging 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Cory Osetkowski is dishing 2.1 assists and Jeff Coby is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Columbia Lions have three players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 70.7 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Columbia is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in four of its last eight games.
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The Pennsylvania Quakers need a win to snap a seven-game skid. On the season, Pennsylvania is averaging 60.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 67.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Tony Hicks is averaging 13.4 points and 2.7 assists while Darien Nelson-Henry is averaging 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Antonio Woods is dishing 3.5 assists and Matt Howard is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Pennsylvania Quakers have four players averaging at least 8.2 points, and they’re shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Pennsylvania is allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six of its last eight games.
The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Quakers are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 Friday games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games following a ATS win. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Columbia has been better on both sides of the ball all season long and absolutely beat the hell out of the Quakers when they met a couple of weeks ago. Give me the Lions and the reasonable number.