Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (4-6) vs. Columbia Lions (4-8)
December 9, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Columbia Lions -1.5 / Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +1.5; Over/Under: +152.5
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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and Columbia Lions meet Friday in college basketball action at the Francis S. Levien Gymnasium. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights look for their fifth victory. The Columbia Lions look for their fifth victory.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are averaging 80.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 50 percent shooting. Demetre Roberts is averaging 16.9 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Grant Singleton is averaging 16.2 points and 3 assists. Heru Bligen is the third double-digit scorer and Ansley Almonor is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.
The Columbia Lions are averaging 69 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 assists, while Noah Robledo is averaging 11 points and 9 rebounds. Zine Eddine Bedri is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Avery Brown is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Columbia Lions are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Knights are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lions are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Knights last 13 overall. The under is 4-0 in Lions last 4 overall.
I’m not excited to back either of these teams, but the Columbia Lions should have the edge at home, where they win by an average of 11.3 points. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights struggle to get stops defensively, and they lose on the road by an average of 8.2 points, while also losing as underdogs by the same average margin. Give me Columbia and the small chalk.