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Columbia vs. Quinnipiac - 12/4/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Quinnipiac Bobcats (2-6) at Columbia Lions (1-6)

College Basketball: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Levien Gym)

The Line: Columbia Lions -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SNY

The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Columbia Lions meet Monday in college basketball action at the Levien Gymnasium.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats could use a nice road victory here to rebound from a 2-6 record. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 68 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Chaise Daniels is averaging 15 points and five rebounds while Cameron Young is averaging 13.8 points and two assists. Rich Kelly is dishing five assists and Isaiah Washington is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have lost five straight road games.

Columbia vs. Quinnipiac - 12/4/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Columbia Lions could also use a win here after a rough 1-6 start to the CBB season. The Columbia Lions are averaging 73.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Mike Smith is averaging 17.7 points and 3.7 assists while Lukas Meisner is averaging 12.9 points and eight rebounds. Quinton Adlesh is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Castlin is grabbing six rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Columbia Lions are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Columbia Lions have won four of their last six home games.

The Bobcats are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lions are 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The under is 5-2 in Lions last 7 overall and the under is 4-1 in Bobcats last 5 overall.

Neither team is playing good basketball right now, but the Columbia Lions have far more of an excuse than Quinnipiac. The Lions have played nothing but road games this season and actually hung around with Villanova for about 30 minutes and took UConn to overtime. Columbia hasn't played a home game since February, so you can expect a nice home crowd to welcome this team. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are awful on the offensive end. I'll take Columbia by double digits here.

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