Delaware vs. Columbia - 12/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Columbia Lions (3-5) at Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (8-0)
College Basketball: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena)
The Line: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138
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The Columbia Lions and Delaware Blue Hens meet Monday in college basketball action at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The Columbia Lions look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Columbia Lions are averaging 64.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Mike Smith is averaging 20.1 points and 4.7 assists while Jake Killingsworth is averaging 8.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Ike Nweke is grabbing five rebounds and Randy Brumant is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Columbia Lions are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Columbia Lions have lost all four road games this season.
The Delaware Blue Hens look for another win to improve to 9-0 on the season. The Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 76.2 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.4 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Nate Darling is averaging 23.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Ryan Allen is averaging 14.3 points and 2.1 rebounds. Justyn Mutts is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Anderson is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Delaware Blue Hens are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Delaware Blue Hens have won all three home games this season.
The Lions are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The Blue Hens are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Blue Hens last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Lions last 5 road games.
The Delaware Blue Hens are not only 8-0 SU on the season, but they've covered eight of their last nine games and are winning at home by an average of 16.5 points. The Columbia Lions have been hit or miss this season, but they're hard to trust with an inconsistent offense that's not shooting well up to this point. This line has moved heavily in the direction of the Delaware Blue Hens and while public money is often a reason to be hesitant, there's no reason not to believe in the Blue Hens right now.