Columbia Lions vs. Marist Red Foxes ATS Prediction

Jose VasquezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Columbia Lions will start their season on the road when they meet the Marist Red Foxes (0-1) at McCann Center. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Columbia Lions at Marist Red Foxes Betting Odds

The Red Foxes are trying to rebound after their 73-69 loss to the Army West Point Black Knights in their last contest. Brian Parker was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Army West Point had a much better turnover percentage (8.6 vs. 16.1). Marist, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.0 vs. 18.2).

Columbia was unable make the tournament following an 8-19 regular season campaign last season.

Last season, the Lions were 8-19 straight up (SU) and 10-9 against the spread (ATS). Of Columbia’s 19 games last year, 11 finished over the projected point total.

Marist could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Columbia ranks 110th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.5 percent), while Marist forced the ninth-fewest turnovers (14.8 percent).

Columbia vs. Marist Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Marist, ATS Winner – Marist, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Columbia averages 27.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 19th in the NCAA. Marist ranks 288th in three pointers allowed per game (25.3).
  • The Lions rank 129th in blocks per game (3.4) while the Red Foxes rank 226th (2.4).
  • Columbia ranks 155th in rebounds per game (35.6) while Marist ranks 251st (33.6).
  • The Lions rank 110th in steals per game (6.6) while the Red Foxes rank 282nd (4.2).
  • Columbia averages 14.2 assists per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. Marist ranks 264th in assists allowed per game (15.2).