Cornell Big Red vs. Columbia Lions - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbia Lions (12-6) at Cornell Big Red (7-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Newman Arena)
The Line: Cornell Big Red -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Columbia Lions will travel to play the Cornell Big Red in an Ivy League game on Saturday.
The Cornell Big Red are 7-8 (0-1) and are coming off of a loss to Columbia by a score of 74-70. Cornell has lost 4 of their last 6 games and will look for their first league win this season. Cornell is averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 77.6 points per game. Cornell is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Robert Hatter is averaging 19.9 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Cornell. Hatter is questionable for this game. Matt Morgan is averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Big Red. Cornell is shooting 61.8% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Columbia Lions are 12-6 (1-0) and are coming off of a win against Cornell by a score of 74-70. Columbia has won 3 games in a row and has looked strong this season. Columbia is averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 69.3 points per game. Columbia is also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Maodo Lo is averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Columbia. Alex Rosenberg is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Lions. Rosenberg is questionable for this game. Columbia shooting 72.9% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
Columbia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Columbia is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games following three or more consecutive home games. The over is 5-0 in Columbia’s last 5 road games. Cornell is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Cornell is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 9-2 in Cornell’s last 11 home games. The under is 17-4-1 in these two teams last 22 meetings.
These teams played each other the other day, with Columbia winning at home by 4 points. Columbia has played good defense this season, while Cornell is allowing over 77 points per game. Columbia is the better shooting team and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. Even though Columbia won in this matchup a few days ago, I look for Cornell to get their first league win.