Columbia vs. Princeton - 2/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Princeton Tigers (9-9) at Columbia Lions (6-15)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Francis S. Levien Gymnasium)
The Line: Columbia Lions +3 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Princeton Tigers and the Columbia Lions meet in college basketball action from Levien Gym on Sunday.
This matchup was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was pushed back due to weather issues among the Ivy League teams.
Princeton enters this game at 9-9 overall. After a six-game win streak over Lehigh, Penn (twice), Rutgers-Camden, Dartmouth and Harvard, the Tigers lost their last game Saturday versus Cornell.
In the loss to the Big Red, Princeton’s Jaelin Llewellyn led the way on 13 points and five rebounds. Both Richmond Aririguzoh and Ethan Wright added 10 points, one assist and six rebounds apiece there as well.
Over on the Columbia side, they’re 6-15 this year. The Lions are on a four-game losing streak right now, falling to Cornell, Yale, Brown and Penn consecutively in that stretch of outings.
In the loss to the Quakers, Columbia’s top scorer was Mike Smith with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists. Also in double-digits there for the Lions was Jack Forrest with 14 points and six rebounds.
The Lions are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six overall. Columbia is 1-5 ATS in their last six versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the under is 4-1 in their last five Sunday games.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. Princeton is 5-0 ATS in their last five overall and the over is 4-1 in their last five road games.
Princeton didn’t look so good versus Cornell on Saturday. The Tigers posted a 35-22 deficit in the first half and couldn’t gain much ground in the second. Princeton has logged 66 points or fewer in three of their last five games but just let things slip defensively in their last outing.
That said, Columbia has managed 67 or fewer points in each of their last four, so I’m not thrilled about the Lions either. I’m going to stick with Princeton here, but it’s probably not one to mess with.