Columbia Lions vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/16/2019 Odds, Predictions and Spread
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Columbia Lions vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/16/2019 – The Columbia Lions are coming off a victory after dropping their first two games. They now travel and challenge the Virginia Cavaliers who are unblemished after two matches. Game is set to happen on Saturday, November 16 at 12:00 pm ET at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. The game can be viewed on TV through ACC and via live streaming at Sofascore at exactly 12:00 pm Eastern Time. It is going to be a herculean task for the Lions to beat the Virginia Cavaliers at their own home turf according to Betting College Basketball Today.
Columbia Lions vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/16/2019
Coming off from an impressive win against the Birmingham Bearcats, the Columbia Lions look like a team ready to roll with their players showing cohesion after three games. Mike Smith was the top scorer for the team that night with 19 points and he involved his teammates dishing out nine assists. Randy Brumant has a double-double and manned the paint with 16 points, ten rebounds and two blocks. Three other players were in double-digit scoring including Jack Forrest, Ike Nweke and Jake Killingsworth. Prior to that match with the Bearcats, the Lions seemed had a heartbreaking 2-point loss against Wake Forest Demon Deacons which toughened them up. In this game against. In this game against Virginia, they need to be on their feet to beat such a team on the road.
Players to Watch: M. Smith (21.3 PPG, 4 RPG, 5.7 APG), I. Nweke (9 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1 APG), R. Brumant (8.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 1.7 SPG, 2 BPG)
The Virginia Cavaliers are off to a good start beating Syracuse Orange in a low scoring affair, 48-34, in their opponent’s court. Their defense has been clicking and they limited the James Madison Dukes to 34 points as well. Mamadi Diakite had been their best player so far scoring 19 and 12 points respectively. Against Orange, They had three players – Braxton Key, Kihei Clark and Jay Huff – produce at least ten rebounds. This will be a tough team to beat at home more so is to score on them. Their defense only allowed the Dukes to shoot 22.6% from the field while Orange did only 23.6%. Look for the Cavaliers to bank on their defense and keep the score low against the Lions.
Players to Watch: M. Diakite (15.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1 SPG, 2 BPG), J. Huff (11 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1 BPG), B. Key (10.5 PPG, 10 RPG, 2 APG, 1.5 SPG).
Columbia Lions vs Virginia Cavaliers Betting Predictions
Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Columbia Lions vs Virginia Cavaliers Betting Picks
Summary: Sportsbetting sees the Virginia Cavaliers prevailing over the Columbia Lions. The defense would just be too much to handle as Mike Smith of the Lions can’t do it alone. Winning their previous game would help build Columbia’s confidence but it will be difficult for them to pull off a win on a road especially with a team that looks to showcase their trademark defense in front of their audience.
Moneyline: This game favors the Cavaliers to win with a moneyline of -8,000 while the Lions are at +1800
ATS: Virginia is expected to be having -23.5 across the spread as opposing to Columbia’s +23.5.
TOTALS: It is a total of 121 given to both teams with Columbia is predicted to go under while Virginia is the team over.
Score Prediction: 71-61, Cavaliers win.