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Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs 1/31/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview

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Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs 1/31/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview

Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs 1/31/2020 – Columbia Lions will need to take the road to square-off against Yale Bulldogs from John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Connecticut in an interesting Ivy League Conference game. The Lions are not having the perfect season with their overall 6-12 record. When it comes to conference play, the Lions are just 1-1. Whereas, Yale secured the top spot with an impressive 14-4 overall record and 2-0 conference record. It’s time to check out the odds and picks of this game as the ncaa basketball betting has already taken its course.

Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs 1/31/2020

When: Friday, January 31, 7:00 PM ET
Where: John J. Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, Connecticut
TV: ESPN+
Stream: Sofascore

Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs 1/31/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Columbia Lions +16 (-110) 131.5 o (-105) +1050
Yale Bulldogs -16 (-110) 131.5 u (-105) -1600
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Columbia Lions

Columbia Lions have a long way to climb the ladder in the Ivy League. The Lions lost their last game on the road with a final score of 62-50 against Cornell Big Red. Columbia’s field goal attempts were bad as they connected just 31 percent. From the three-point radar, it was even worse while their conversion rate was just 21 percent. Playing against Yale Bulldogs is not going to be an easy challenge for the Lions.

Players to watch: M. Smith G (18 GP 36.6 MIN 20.7 PTS 4.3 REB 4.8 AST 1.3 STL 0 BLK 2.8 TO 41.8 FG% 80.6 FT% 39.4 3P%), J. Forrest G (15 GP 23.5 MIN 9.8 PTS 3.2 REB 0.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 44.5 FG% 60 FT% 43.5 3P%), I. Nweke F (17 GP 21.5 MIN 9.2 PTS 5.2 REB 0.8 AST 0.5 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 52.9 FG% 79.5 FT% 0 3P%).

Yale Bulldogs

Yale Bulldogs have been dominant right from the start and their powerful shooting unit proved to be one of the best in their league. In their last outing, the Bulldogs managed to score 73 points and restrict Brown Bears to just 62. The Bulldogs have taken out some of the big teams in the Ivy League and the Lions are just another easy chance to increase their record. Out of 51 field goal attempts, Yale managed to shoot 23, which is close to 46 percent.

Players to watch: P. Atkinson F (18 GP 31.7 MIN 16.9 PTS 7.4 REB 1.4 AST 1.2 STL 1 BLK 2.2 TO 63.4 FG% 71.6 FT% 50 3P%), A. Swain G (17 GP 33.8 MIN 14.6 PTS 3.9 REB 2 AST 0.7 STL 0 BLK 2.1 TO 36.1 FG% 77.8 FT% 32.7 3P%), J. Bruner F (17 GP 33.2 MIN 12.2 PTS 9.6 REB 3.5 AST 0.8 STL 2.2 BLK 2.4 TO 48.1 FG% 70.7 FT% 38.1 3P%).

Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs Betting Predictions

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Columbia Lions

Columbia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Lions are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Columbia is 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games against Yale.
Lions are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Yale.
Columbia is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

Yale Bulldogs

Yale is 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Yale’s last 7 games.
Bulldogs are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Yale’s last 6 games against Columbia.
Yale is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Columbia Lions vs Yale Bulldogs Betting Picks

The college basketball lines are clearly intact for Yale Bulldogs in this game. Yale will outscore Columbia Lions with ease and their decent defense will prevent them from scoring. Back Yale to win this game and cover the spread.

Moneyline: A moneyline of +1050 is out for the Lions and a moneyline of -1600 is out for the Bulldogs.

ATS: A spread of +16 is allocated for Columbia and a spread of -16 is allocated for Yale.

Totals: The total will go over 131.5 for the Lions and the total will go under 131.5 for the Bulldogs.

Score Prediction: 77-62, Yale Bulldogs.