Cornell Big Red at Columbia Lions Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The Columbia Lions (5-11) welcome the Cornell Big Red (3-10) to Francis S. Levien Gymnasium. The Big Red will try to end an eight-game road losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Cornell Big Red vs. Columbia Lions Betting Odds

Both teams dismantled their last opponent. The Lions defeated the Mount Saint Vincent Dolphins 86-56, while the Big Red beat the Elmira Soaring Eagles 70-33.

Cornell played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.0 (better than their season average of 15.7) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.525 (above their season average of 0.483). Elmira put up marks of 29.5 and 0.276, respectively, for those same stats. Columbia, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.167 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.568 (above their season average of 0.472). For those same stats, Mount Saint Vincent was 0.039 and 0.349, respectively. Jack Forrest had a good game for Columbia, recording 20 points and five rebounds. Riley Voss was a key piece for Cornell with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Lions won the last contest 73-70. Columbia had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 23.5). Cornell, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (19-27; 70.4 percent). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

There’s a decent chance that Cornell struggles to create turnovers. Columbia ranks 96th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.2 percent), while Cornell forces the 82nd-fewest turnovers (19.2 percent).

Cornell at Columbia Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Columbia, ATS Winner – Columbia, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Cornell averages 24.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 79th in the NCAA. Columbia ranks 162nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.8).
  • The Big Red rank 100th in blocks per game (3.0) while the Lions rank 103rd in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • The Lions rank 160th in rebounds per game (36.1) while the Big Red rank 229th (35.0).
  • Cornell ranks 59th in assists per game (15.4) while Columbia ranks 99th in assists allowed per game (11.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Big Red have scored an average of 72.6 points per game (9.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.4 points per game (3.8 above their season average).
  • The Lions have outscored opponents by an average of 4.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Columbia has lost by an average of 2.6 points.