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Yale vs. Columbia - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Columbia at Yale
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
John J. Lee Amphitheater
New Haven, Connecticut
The Line
The Line: Yale -13 -- Over/Under: 147
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Columbia Lions and Yale Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

The Columbia Lions could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Columbia Lions are averaging 72.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Mike Smith is averaging 15.8 points and five assists while Gabe Stefanini is averaging 14 points and 5.1 rebounds. Quinton Adlesh is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Tape is dishing 1.3 assists. The Columbia Lions are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Columbia Lions are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Columbia Lions have lost four of their last six road games.

The Yale Bulldogs look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 81 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Miye Oni is averaging 18 points and 6.6 rebounds while Alex Copeland is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 assists. Jordan Bruner is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Reynolds is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Yale Bulldogs are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Yale Bulldogs have won six of their last seven home games.

The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Yale and 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Bulldogs last 10 overall. The over is 5-2 in Lions last 7 overall.

The Yale Bulldogs are 8-2 ATS at home this season and 13-5 ATS when a favorite. Yale is also winning at home this season by an average of 13.4 points while shooting 52.6 percent from the field. The Columbia Lions are losing on the road by an average of 5.8 points and enter this game playing shaky defense. Yale could run away with this one, so I'll lay the chalk. 

Pick:
Yale -13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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