liu vs columbia ncaab prediction

NCAAB: LIU vs. Columbia Prediction 11/21/2023

The LIU Sharks (0-3) travel to face off against the Columbia Lions (1-2) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at Levien Gymnasium in New York and televised on ESPN+. Columbia is coming off a win in their previous game, while LIU is looking to get back on track from a loss to the UCLA. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

LIU Sharks vs Columbia Lions

The LIU Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

LIU has played three games so far this season and have yet to win. In all three games, the Sharks were the favorites. Against the spread, LIU has a current record of 0-3 this season. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, LIU has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far, LIU’s games have averaged 142 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.5 points. In the Sharks’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 62 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

The Columbia Lions Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Temple 78-73, Columbia’s record now stands at 1-2. If they win their next game, they will have a .500 home record, as they are currently 0-1 at home. Heading into today’s game, Columbia’s ATS record stands at 1-2. In their previous three games, the team has gone 0-1 against the spread with an average scoring margin of +18.

Columbia’s games have, on average, featured 147 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 146.3 points so far. In the Lions’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 82 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-1.

LIU Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the LIU offense put up just 58 points vs. the UCLA Bruins. Overall, they are now averaging 59.3 points per game which is 431st in the country. Terell Strickland was the leading scorer for the Sharks, putting up 18 points. In addition, Eric Acker contributed 18 points.

Terell Strickland (G) 13.0 3.0 3.3
R.J. Greene (G) 11.3 7.0 0.3
Eric Acker (G) 10.0 3.7 2.0

Columbia Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Lions’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 80.6 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa who comes into today’s matchup averaging 11.6. Avery Brown also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.8.

Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa (G) 11.6 3.4 2.8
Avery Brown (G) 10.8 2.6 2.4
Kenny Noland (G) 9.6 2.6 1.2

LIU Team Defense

Coming into the game, LIU will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 82.7 points per game (182nd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, LIU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 48.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.3% this season.

Columbia Team Defense

In the current season, the Columbia defense has excelled, sitting 53rd in the nation by allowing 65.0 points per game. In today’s game vs. LIU, the Columbia defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Columbia made 19 free-throws vs. the Lions.

Sharks vs Lions Trends

  • In their last three road games, LIU has averaged 62 points per game while allowing 85. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.
  • Across their last three home contests, Columbia has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 70 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Sharks have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Lions have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.

Sharks vs Lions Prediction

In this Lions vs. Lions matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Lions at -12.5. While we project the Lions to win 75-68, our recommendation is to bet on the Sharks for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 153 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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