Pennsylvania vs. Columbia: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 2, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 2, 2024

In regular season action on Saturday, the Pennsylvania Quakers (10-17, 2-10 Ivy League) will play the Columbia Lions (13-12, 4-8 Ivy League), with Columbia’s Blair Thompson among the key players to watch. Tipoff at The Palestra is at 7:00 PM ET. Saturday’s game between the Quakers and the Lions features the Quakers as 3.5-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is 150.

Pennsylvania vs. Columbia Betting Lines

Pennsylvania vs Columbia Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Pennsylvania -3.5 150 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pennsylvania (-3.5)
Total Pick Under (150)

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Pennsylvania vs. Columbia Stat Rankings

Pennsylvania Avg. (Rank) Columbia Avg. (Rank)
73.8 (178th) Points Scored 77.2 (78th)
73.3 (225th) Points Allowed 71.0 (149th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
8.9 (174th) Off. Rebounds 8.4 (221st)
9.7 (19th) 3pt Made 8.8 (49th)
14.7 (84th) Assists 17.4 (13th)
11.0 (150th) Turnovers 11.7 (226th)

Pennsylvania vs. Columbia Betting Trends

  • The Quakers have beaten the spread eight times in 24 games.
  • Pennsylvania is 4-4 ATS as 3.5-point favorites or more.
  • This year, 13 of the Quakers’ 24 games have hit the over.
  • Eight times so far this year, Pennsylvania and its opponent have combined for more than 150 points.
  • The over/under in this game is 150 points, 2.9 higher than the average total in Quakers games this season.
  • Columbia’s record against the spread is 9-11-1.
  • Against the spread as 3.5-point underdogs or more, the Lions are 4-7.
  • There have been 13 Pennsylvania’s games (out of 24) that went over the total this season.
  • Lions games have gone over 150 points on 12 occasions this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 1.8 points higher than the average scoring total for Columbia’s games of 148.2.

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Pennsylvania Impact Players

  • Nick Spinoso paces his squad in both rebounds (7.9) and assists (3.7) per game, and also posts 10.1 points. Defensively, he puts up 0.7 steals and 1.0 block.
  • Tyler Perkins is averaging 13.2 points, 1.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.
  • Clark Slajchert leads his squad in both points (17.7) and assists (2.7) per contest, and also puts up 3.2 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Sam Brown is averaging 11.3 points, 2.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest.
  • George Smith puts up 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 33.6% from the floor.

Columbia Impact Players

  • Thompson is the Lions’ top rebounder (5.3 per game), and he posts 8.6 points and 1.3 assists.
  • Avery Brown gives the Lions 10.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He also posts 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • The Lions get 7.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game from Josh Odunowo.
  • Zavian McLean is posting 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, making 58.3% of his shots from the floor.

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