Cornell vs. Columbia Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Columbia Lions (7-21, 2-11 Ivy League) are heavy underdogs (+16.5) as they try to break a six-game road slide when they visit the Cornell Big Red (16-10, 6-7 Ivy League) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Newman Arena. The contest airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup’s over/under is set at 160.5.
Cornell vs. Columbia Odds
- Cornell odds to win: -2047
- Columbia odds to win: +1058
- Spread: Cornell (-16.5)
- Total: 160.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Ithaca, New York
- Venue: Newman Arena
Who Will Win Cornell vs. Columbia?
Cornell and Columbia Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least a 16.5-point underdog this season, Columbia is 1-2 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 10.6 fewer points per game (149.9) than this game’s over/under of 160.5 points.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 151.4 points per game, 9.1 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
The average point total for Cornell’s games this year is 2.2 fewer points than the total of 160.5 in this matchup.
The average point total for the Lions this year is 17.5 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Big Red have a 13-11-0 record against the spread this season.
The Lions’ ATS record is 9-16-1 this season.
Cornell Stats & Insights
Cornell outscores opponents by 6.3 points per game (scoring 82.3 per game to rank eighth in college basketball while allowing 76 per contest to rank 330th in college basketball) and has a +164 scoring differential overall.
Cornell grabs 30.5 rebounds per game (257th in college basketball) compared to the 31 of its opponents.
The Big Red knock down 10.8 three-pointers per game (third-most in college basketball), 2.6 more than their opponents (8.2). They are shooting 35.7% from deep (93rd in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 34.8%.
Cornell’s 101.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 18th in college basketball, and the 93.8 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 253rd in college basketball.
The Big Red post 84.3 points per game at home, compared to 80.6 points per game in away games, a difference of 3.7 points per contest.
Columbia Stats & Insights
Columbia puts up 67.6 points per game (285th in college basketball) while allowing 75.4 per outing (322nd in college basketball). It has a -217 scoring differential and has been outscored by 7.8 points per game.
Columbia loses the rebound battle by five boards on average. It records 31 rebounds per game, 231st in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 36.
Columbia knocks down 7.8 three-pointers per game (134th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.1. It shoots 31.6% from deep, and its opponents shoot 32.9%.
Columbia’s 84.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 347th in college basketball, and the 94 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 255th in college basketball.
In 2022-23 the Lions are averaging six more points per game at home (70.4) than on the road (64.4).
Cornell Key Players to Watch
Greg Dolan leads the Big Red in points and assists per game, scoring 13.3 points and distributing 3.6 assists.
Guy Ragland Jr. is Cornell’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 4.5 boards in each contest while scoring 9.3 points per game.
Dolan makes more threes per game than any other member of the Big Red, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
Chris Manon is a standout on the defensive end for Cornell, leading the team in steals with 2.2 per game and blocks with 0.6 per contest.
Columbia Key Players to Watch
Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa sits atop the Lions leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 13.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Columbia’s assist leader is Avery Brown with 2.7 per game. He also records 9.5 points per game and tacks on 2.2 rebounds per game.
De La Rosa is consistent from distance and leads the Lions with 2.4 made threes per game.
Columbia’s leader in steals is De La Rosa with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Josh Odunowo with 0.5 per game.
Cornell vs. Columbia Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Cornell 83, Columbia 67
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