Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers 3/6/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers 3/6/2020 – The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers clash this Friday with both teams looking for a much-needed win. College basketball odds favor the Tigers, a team that is performing slightly better than the Lions. Columbia is on an 11-game losing streak, the last of which was a 76-57 loss to Dartmouth at home. Princeton has won two of its last three games and hopes to nab a W in front of their home crowd.
Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers 3/6/2020
Having won just six games this season, the Columbia Lions are fading down the stretch. That 11-game losing spell is no joke and their chances against Princeton is not looking good. Ike Nwele and Jack Forrest try to stop the bleeding by anchoring the Lions offense this Friday. However, their teammate needs to step up if they want to halt their skid.
Players to watch: M. Smith G (28 GP 37.6 MIN 22.8 PTS 4 REB 4.6 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 2.9 TO 43.4 FG% 80.6 FT% 34.3 3PT%), I. Nweke F (25 GP 22.8 MIN 9.6 PTS 5.5 REB 0.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 53.4 FG% 79.6 FT% 0 3PT%), J. Forrest G (25 GP 25.2 MIN 8.9 PTS 3.2 REB 0.6 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 38.4 FG% 66.7 FT% 34 3PT%).
Compared to the Lions, Princeton has been playing more decently as of late. However, improving on where they are could help as they try to finish the seasons strong. Tasked to lead them offensively are Jaelin Llewellyn and Richmond Aririguzoh. They are limiting opponents to just 70.1 points per game, giving Columbia more things to worry about this Friday.
Players to watch: J. Llewellyn G (25 GP 33.6 MIN 14.8 PTS 4.2 REB 2.2 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.8 TO 38.4 FG% 77 FT% 28.4 3PT%), R. Aririguzoh C (25 GP 29 MIN 12.3 PTS 7.4 REB 2.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.5 BLK 3.2 TO 61.7 FG% 65.3 FT% 0 3PT%), R. Schwieger G (20 GP 26 MIN 10.9 PTS 3 REB 2.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 45.9 FG% 86.8 FT% 38.2 3PT%).
Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers Betting Predictions
Columbia is 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games.
Princeton is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Columbia Lions vs Princeton Tigers Betting Picks
College basketball lines see Princeton walking out with a win this Friday. That is unless Columbia finds someone to step up and in a big way. The Tigers have been performing better compared to the Lions and has been covering the spreads well. The Lions could show some semblance of a fight but this may not pan out at the way Princeton is playing great basketball at the moment.
Moneyline: +530 is set for the Lions and -670 is set for the Tigers.
ATS: Look for the spread of +11.5 for Columbia and -11.5 for Princeton.
Totals: Over 136.5 is out for the Lions and under 136.5 is out for the Tigers.
Score Prediction: 81-74, Princeton Tigers.