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.