Columbia vs. Pennsylvania - 2/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pennsylvania Quakers (17-7) at Columbia Lions (6-15)
College Basketball: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Levien Gym)
The Line: Columbia Lions +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ivy League gives us a huge matchup between the Penn Quakers and the Columbia Lions.
The Penn Quakers have looked like a top challenger in the conference with four straight wins before suffering a 76-67 loss at Harvard as a two point underdog. Both teams sank shots at around 46% with the Crimson holding a decisive 17-7 edge at the foul line.
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Ryan Betley led a balanced Quakers attack with 16 points and six boards followed by AJ Brodeur with 14 points and seven rebounds. Max Rothschild gave Penn 12 points while Darnell Foreman added ten points, four yanks and seven assists.
The Columbia Lions aren’t winning a ton of games but are dangerous with their ability to score. Columbia has lost consecutive contests after a 91-88 OT defeat at Brown. The box score was dead even with the Bears holding an 18-10 advantage at the stripe.
Mike Smith topped the Lions offense with 22 points and six assists followed by Lukas Meisner with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Gabe Stefanini gave Columbia another 20 points followed by Quinton Adlesh with 15 points and eight boards.
Over is 15-7 in Penn last 22 overall and Penn are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 Friday games. Under is 13-6 in Columbia last 19 home games. Under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Columbia and home team is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
If the Quakers see themselves as the top team in the Ivy they have to prove it here…