Columbia Lions vs. Yale Bulldogs ATS Prediction 02/09/18

Friday, 02/09/2018 at 07:00 pm COLUMBIA (6-14) at YALE (10-13)
Expanded Matchup Game Center Bet Now Results Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P FG% FT% 3PT% FG% FT% 3PT%
825COLUMBIA 150 75.7 76.1 6-14 5-6-1 6-5-1 44.3% 70% 37% 44.2% 73.1% 37.9%
826YALE -4 74.6 73.6 10-13 4-10-1 6-9-0 46.9% 69.7% 32.9% 46% 71.3% 33.9%

Last Updated: 2018-02-09

The Columbia Lions (6-13, 3-3 Ivy) visit John J. Lee Amphitheater to go head-to-head with the Yale Bulldogs (9-13, 2-4 Ivy). The Lions are 4.5-point underdogs and can end a nine-game road losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 150 points and it is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Columbia Lions at Yale Bulldogs ATS Odds

In their last game, the Bulldogs fell to the Penn Quakers, 59-50, while the Lions won a close one over the Dartmouth Big Green, 77-74.

The Lions, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.1, had a fantastic mark of 35.5 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.518). Yale, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 12.4 (better than their season average of 17.7). Yale was led by Paul Atkinson, who contributed 20 points and 13 rebounds. Lukas Meisner played well for Columbia, recording 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Yale appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Bulldogs rank 85th in effective field goal percentage (0.536), while Columbia ranks 256th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.521).

Of the Lions’ 11 games that accepted bets, five have finished over the projected point total. Columbia comes into the contest with records of 6-13 straight up (SU) and 5-6 against the spread (ATS).

Vegas has a tendency to place the total high when the Bulldogs are involved, as 64.3 percent of their games have gone under the O/U total. Additionally, Yale is 9-13 SU and 4-10 ATS.

Quinton Adlesh has been solid recently for Columbia, averaging 14.8 points and 1.8 steals over the last five games.

The Bulldogs dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent matchup, Yale won 75-71. Getting to the free throw line was one of Yale’s largest advantages. They had 27 free throw attempts, while Columbia had just 10. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Columbia Lions vs. Yale Bulldogs Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Yale, ATS Winner – Columbia, O/U – Under


Betting Notes:

Yale ranks 55th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while Columbia ranks 279th (26.4).

The Lions average 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 81st in the NCAA. The Bulldogs rank 165th in steals allowed per game (6.9).

Columbia ranks 34th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Yale ranks 48th (2.7).

The Bulldogs rank 99th in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) while the Lions rank 249th (37.8).

Yale ranks 30th in assists per game (16.5) while Columbia ranks 162nd in assists allowed per game (13.8).

Yale is 1-3 ATS at home, while Columbia is 3-4 ATS on the road.

The total has gone under in 4 of the Bulldogs’ 4 home games, while 4 of the Lions’ 7 road games have gone under.

Bettings Trends:

The Lions are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Bulldogs are 2-3.

In their last five games, Columbia has 3 overs, 1 under and 1 push, while Yale has 3 unders and 2 overs.

During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 80.0 points per game (4.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.2 points per game (1.3 below their season average).

The Bulldogs have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. For the season, Yale has defeated opponents by an average of 0.9 points.

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