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Columbia Lions vs. Pennsylvania Quakers - 2/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pennsylvania Quakers (8-11) at Columbia Lions (16-7)

College Basketball: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Levien Gym)

The Line: Columbia Lions -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Penn Quakers are shooting for a road upset at the Columbia Lions in Ivy League action.

The Penn Quakers have been tough to nail down but they do have the talent to make the rest of the Ivy League nervous. The Quakers have won back to back games after knocking off visiting Harvard 67-57 with their defense holding the Crimson in check while the offense caught fire late to pull away from a close contest. The Quakers limited Harvard to 31% shooting and dominated the glass 49-30 to help offset 16 giveaways and make their own 43.5% accuracy decisive. Darien Nelson-Henry led all scorers with 18 points and 12 rebounds on 9-15 with Max Rothschild adding 14 points and eleven boards. MattHoward scored 12 points and grabbed another eleven rebounds while Jake Silpe chipped in with nine points and five yanks.

Columbia Lions vs. Pennsylvania Quakers - 2/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Columbia Lions look like one of the teams to beat in the Ivy League after edging Brown 77-73 to improve to 5-1 in the conference. The Lions took a six point lead after 20 minutes but were unable to pull away and just traded baskets the rest of the way. The Bears burned the nets at 51% with Columbia hanging tough at 45.5% but their15-19 at the stripe versus the Bears 6-14 effort at the line was the difference. Grant Mullins saved the Lions with a game high 25 points on 8-14 with Lukas Meisner tossing in 13. Alex Rosenberg followed with 12 points and six pulls while Maodo Lo contributed nine points and six boards on a 2-6 night.

Penn are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 Friday games. The over is 12-2 in Columbia last 14 home games and  is 9-2 in their last 11 Friday games while going  18-7 in their last 25 overall. The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Columbia. This match up usually belongs to the home team so I’ll stick with the trend for now…

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Columbia -9

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