The Long Island Sharks (0-3) will attempt to stop a three-game losing streak when visiting the Columbia Lions (3-2) on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at Levien Gymnasium. This game is at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+.
Columbia is a substantial 12-point favorite against LIU when the Lions hit the court against the Sharks on Tuesday. The over/under for the game is 155.
Columbia vs. LIU Odds
Point Spread for Columbia vs. LIU
The spread for this matchup is set at 12 points, with oddsmakers listing Columbia as the favorite.
Columbia vs. LIU Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Columbia has -1200 odds to pick up the win, while LIU is listed at +750 to claim victory.
Columbia vs. LIU Over/Under
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 155 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: East New York, New York
- Arena: Levien Gymnasium
Columbia vs. LIU Betting Trends
Columbia has covered the spread on one occasion this season. The Lions were defeated in the one game they played as the favorite this season. Columbia’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under twice in three opportunities (66.7%).
LIU covered the spread seven times in 29 games last season. Last season, the Sharks were the underdog 22 times and won one of those games. Last season 10 of LIU’s 29 games went over the point total.
Columbia vs. LIU Key Players to Watch
Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is tops on his squad in points per contest (11.6), and also puts up 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists. At the other end, he posts 2.2 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. Avery Brown posts 10.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, shooting 40.8% from the field. Josh Odunowo leads the Lions at 4.6 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 1.6 assists and 7.0 points. Blair Thompson puts up 9.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 46.4% from the field and 46.7% from downtown with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game.
Marko Maletic averaged 15.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game last season. Jacob Johnson pulled down 5.8 rebounds per game, while R.J. Greene dished out 3.7 assists per contest. Maletic hit an average of 2.9 shots per game from beyond the arc a season ago. Johnson averaged 1.3 takeaways per game, while C.J. Delancy compiled 1.3 rejections per contest.
What you need to know about the Columbia Lions
So far this season, the Lions are putting up 80.6 points per game (93rd-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 65.0 points per contest (94th-ranked). With 33.4 boards per game, Columbia is 166th in the country. It cedes 31.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 218th in college basketball.
Columbia is draining 8.0 threes per game (127th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 33.6% shooting percentage (158th-ranked) from downtown. The Lions are allowing 4.4 treys per game (50th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 31.4% three-point percentage (152nd-ranked).
What you need to know about the Long Island Sharks
The Sharks were ranked 308th in college basketball offensively last season with 66.7 points per game, while defensively they were fourth-worst (80.0 points allowed per game). The Sharks ranked 195th in the country with 32.5 boards per contest, but they gave up 35.3 rebounds per game, which ranked 23rd-worst in college basketball.
The Sharks scored more points at home (71.1 per game) than away (64.2) last season. LIU averaged 4.9 three-pointers per game (sixth-worst in college basketball), and sported a 33.8% three-point percentage (196th-ranked). With 7.7 treys conceded per game, the Sharks were 252nd in college basketball. They gave up a 36.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranked 330th in college basketball.
Columbia vs. LIU Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Columbia, and we expect that LIU will cover the spread (Columbia -12). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 155 points.
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