Last Updated: 2017-12-04
The Columbia Lions (1-6), 13.5-point favorites, begin their home schedule at Francis S. Levien Gymnasium against the Quinnipiac Bobcats (2-6). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 148.5 points and action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Quinnipiac Bobcats at Columbia Lions Betting Odds
Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Lions fell to the Albany Great Danes, 86-82, while the Bobcats lost big to the Lafayette Leopards, 79-58.
Quinnipiac held Lafayette to an offensive rebounding percentage of 8.0 (below their season average of 17.9) while Columbia had an effective field goal percentage of 0.573 (above their season average of 0.496). Columbia’s Mike Smith had a solid performance, finishing with 27 points. Quinnipiac, meanwhile, received a boost from Cameron Young, who finished with 11 points.
This game should be a matchup of contrasting paces. Quinnipiac ranks 37th in possessions per game (73.4) while Columbia is 153rd (70.5) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
Bobcats games have typically finished under the total (66.7 percent). Quinnipiac comes into the game with records of 2-6 straight up (SU) and 2-3-1 against the spread (ATS).
Much like Quinnipiac, Lions games also have a tendency to finish under the O/U total (66.7 percent). Columbia has a respectable 2-1 record ATS, despite being 1-6 SU.
The Lions won the sole game between these two teams last season, 86-78. Columbia’s 0.571 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Quinnipiac, who had a rate of 0.387.
Quinnipiac Bobcats at Columbia Lions Betting Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Columbia, ATS Winner – Columbia, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Quinnipiac ranks 82nd in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while Columbia ranks 317th in three pointers allowed per game (25.8).
The Lions rank 121st in steals per game (6.6) while the Bobcats rank 268th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
Quinnipiac ranks 117th in blocks per game (3.6) while Columbia ranks 166th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
The Lions rank 60th in assists per game (15.3) while the Bobcats rank 294th in assists allowed per game (15.5).
Quinnipiac ranks 57th in rebounds per game (38.3) while Columbia ranks 268th in rebounds allowed per game (37.6).
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