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Columbia vs Cornell 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cornell Big Red (14-10) vs. Columbia Lions (4-21)
March 5, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Columbia Lions +10.5 / Cornell Big Red -10.5; Over/Under: +157
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The Cornell Big Red and Columbia Lions meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Francis S. Levien Gymnasium. The Cornell Big Red look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Columbia Lions look to snap an 11-game losing streak.

The Cornell Big Red are averaging 79.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jordan Jones is averaging 10.3 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Chris Manon is averaging 10.3 points and 1.8 assists. Dean Noll is the third double-digit scorer and Sarju Patel is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

The Columbia Lions are averaging 67.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Ike Nweke is averaging 15.9 points and 0.7 assists, while Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is averaging 12.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Liam Murphy is the third double-digit scorer and Eddie Turner III is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the free throw line. The Columbia Lions are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.

The Big Red are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. The over is 15-6 in Big Red last 21 road games. The under is 6-2 in Lions last 8 overall. The road team is 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings.

The Cornell Big Red aren’t world beaters, but they’re easily the better team here and are 14-7-1 against the spread on the season. The Columbia Lions have been ready for the season to end for a while, and they’re losing their last five games by an average of 16.4 points while losing at home by an average of 8.9 points. Columbia is 3-8 ATS at home. I have to lay the points with Cornell on the road.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Cornell Big Red -10.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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