The Connecticut Huskies (4-2) will be at home in Harry A. Gampel Pavilion when they take on the Columbia Lions (1-4). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 144 points with Connecticut set as an 11-point favorite. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Columbia Lions vs. Connecticut Huskies Odds Preview
The Lions fell to the Colgate Raiders in their last matchup, 77-71. Columbia’s Nate Hickman had 13 points and seven rebounds in the game. Colgate made 16 of their 37 three pointers (43.2 percent). Columbia, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (11-12; 91.7 percent).
In the Huskies last game, they were defeated by the Arkansas Razorbacks, 102-67. Jalen Adams was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 10-for-21 shooting. Arkansas did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (25-33; 75.8 percent). Connecticut, on the other hand, forced the Razorbacks into a turnover percentage of 16.8 (above their season average of 13.6).
Connecticut appears to have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Huskies rank 31st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.466), while Columbia is 205th in effective field goal percentage (0.502) since the 2016-17 season.
Games featuring these teams tend to go under the projected point total. Columbia games have finished under 100.0 percent of the time, while Connecticut games have gone under 66.7 percent of the time. The Huskies have the better straight up (SU) record (4-2 vs. 1-4), but the Lions hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (1-1 vs. 1-2).
Columbia Lions at Connecticut Huskies Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Connecticut, ATS Winner – Connecticut, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Lions rank 97th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Huskies rank 258th in three pointers allowed per game (23.3).
- Connecticut ranks 124th in rebounds per game (36.7) while Columbia ranks 256th in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
- Connecticut ranks 84th in assists allowed per game (12.2) while Columbia ranks 283rd (15.5).
- The Lions rank 94th in steals per game (6.8) while the Huskies rank 278th (4.8).
- Connecticut ranks 19th in blocks per game (5.1) while Columbia ranks 201st (2.9).