Betting on today’s Bulldogs and Lions game? Catch the action at Levien Gymnasium in New York, NY, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. Yale come into this Ivy League conference matchup as the -6.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 140.5 points.

YALE BULLDOGS VS COLUMBIA LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Columbia Lions +6.5

This game will be played at Levien Gymnasium at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE COLUMBIA LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will Columbia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Yale Stun the Crowd at Levien Gymnasium?

Yale enters tonight’s game against Columbia as a 6.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs have gone 13-3 this season when favored, and they are 17-8 overall.

Over their last ten road games, Yale has gone 7-3. However, they have dropped their last two games away from home.

Yale has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 12-9-2. On the road, they are 8-6-2 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 road games, they have an ATS mark of 6-2-2. As the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread over their last 10 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Yale games is 12-11 and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (142.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. On the year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

The Yale offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 62 points versus Cornell. During the game, they attempted 25 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 38.6%. Leading the team in scoring is Danny Wolf, who is averaging 14.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Bez Mbeng also maintains a PPG average of 12.6 heading into game.

This season, the Yale defense has been impressive, holding the 51st position in the country while permitting an average of 66.8 points per contest. Against Cornell in their most recent game, the Yale defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Cornell to hit 38% of their shots.

Does Columbia Stand a Chance at Home?

Through 23 games, Columbia’s record stands at 13-10. In Ivy League play, the Lions are 4-6, compared to 9-4 in non-conference games. At home, they are 6-4 this season, while they have gone 4-6 on the road.

After losing their last two games, the Lions are looking to get back on track. Over their last 10 games at home, Columbia has gone 7-3. For the year, they are 4-7 when listed as the underdog.

As the underdog this season, Columbia has gone 6-5 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lions have an ATS mark of 6-4. At home, Columbia’s ATS record is 5-4-1 this year and over their last three home games, they are 0-2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Columbia games is 11-8-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 146.6 points, which is slightly lower than the average over/under line of 147.1. Today’s over/under line is set at 140.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points. This season, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 140.5.

In their recent matchup, the Columbia offense ended with 64 points against Brown. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.3% and made 3 threes. Kenny Noland led the scoring for the Lions, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Blair Thompson chipped in with 11 points.

At this time, the Lions’ defense is positioned 114th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. Against Brown in their most recent game, the Columbia defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Brown to hit 47% of their shots.