Columbia vs Princeton Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/1/24

Princeton (21-3) vs Columbia (13-11)

Game Info: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)

Betting Odds: Princeton -12.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday night. Who comes out on top in Friday’s Ivy League matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Columbia vs. Princeton Prediction.

Columbia Team Preview

The Columbia Lions come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after an 84-76 loss to Yale last time out. Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa leads the Lions in scoring and assists with 14.2 PPG and 2.9 APG along with 4 RPG while Avery Brown has 10.2 PPG and 2.9 RPG, rounding out the pair of double-digit scorers for Columbia up to this point in the year. Blair Thompson also has 8.7 PPG and 5.2 RPG to lead the Lions on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, Columbia is averaging 77.5 PPG on 47% shooting from the field, 38% from three and 74.4% from the foul line this season.

Princeton Team Preview

The Princeton Tigers come into this one looking to build on a six-game win streak after a 68-56 win over Dartmouth last time out. Xaivian Lee leads the Tigers in scoring and assists with 18.3 PPG and 3.7 APG along with 5.7 RPG while Caden Pierce has 15.3 PPG with a team-high 9.5 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass up to this point in the year in addition to 3 APG as well this season. Matt Allocco also has 12.5 PPG with 3 RPG and 3.4 APG to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Princeton up to this point in the year. As a team, Princeton is averaging 75.4 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 80.7% from the foul line this season. Princeton will face Cornell after this game.

Columbia vs. Princeton Prediction

I’m on Columbia here. Not to say Princeton won’t win this game, but I think we get a concerted effort from Columbia in this game as well as both teams have a lot at stake here. Princeton’s in a three-way logjam atop the Ivy League for the conference regular season title, but the Ivy League only takes the top 4 teams for the conference tournament and Columbia’s on the outside looking in with not much time to make up ground. I think we see a battle here and Columbia’s been able to keep a lot of games close as of late. Give me Columbia and the points.

Chris’s Pick Columbia +12.5

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