Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Columbia Lions travel to Lavietes Pavilion to play the Harvard Crimson on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Harvard as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Lions come into this game with an overall record of 13-6 and a road record of 3-4. They are 4-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-1. The Crimson have an overall record of 9-9 and a home record of 5-2. They have an over/under record of 6-5 and they are 5-6 against the spread.
Maodo Lo comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Lions. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Alex Rosenberg averages 13.7 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Columbia. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Zena Edosomwan averages 14 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 47%. Patrick Steeves averages 9.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Columbia averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 124th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 124th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 21st in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 242nd and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 12.2 per game. The Lions allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 169th and 78th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in the Division 1.
Harvard averages 67.9 points per game this year which ranks them 270th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 59th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest which ranks them 178th and 43rd respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson rank 331st with 15.2 per game. The Crimson allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 51st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 79th place in the nation. The Crimson force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in college basketball.
The Lions average 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Lions have an offensive rating of 112.7 and they assist on 62.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 47% of their shots. Columbia turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.3%. The Lions give up 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson score 71.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.6 points per game. The Crimson have a rating on offense of 99.3 and 63.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Harvard turns it over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.4%. The Crimson give up 61.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Columbia Lions Betting Trends
The Columbia Lions are 4-5 against the spread
The Columbia Lions are 8-1 against the over/under
Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 5-6 against the spread
The Harvard Crimson are 6-5 against the over/under
Columbia Lions Injuries
01/28/16 G Isaac Cohen Undisclosed probable Friday vs. Dartmouth
Harvard Crimson Injuries
12/22/15 G Matt Fraschilla Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Columbia
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