Title of Pick: Chan's Free Pick
Time of Pick: 7:00 ET
Vegas rotation #'s: 831, 832
Covers opening total: -1
Current Odds: -1
5 Dimes: -1
Princeton is 5-4 SU on the road. It's coming off a 69-57 setback at Harvard on the 16th. Ian Hummer had 18 points.
Columbia is 4-5 SU at home. The Lions are coming off a 75-56 setback to Yale on the 16th. Steve Frankoski had 16 points. Columbia is stumbling to the finish line, having lost two straight, and six of its last seven.
Not only is Princeton 5-2 ATS on the road, it's also 3-1 ATS in its last four when playing against a team with a losing record.
Not only is Columbia just 2-4 ATS in front of the home town crowd this year, but it's also just 1-3 ATS when playing with five or six days of rest.
This is a 1* free play on the Princeton Tigers. This is simply a bad matchup for Columbia. When these teams tangled on February 2nd, Princeton would come away with a 72-66 victory. I'm fully expecting a similar result tonight, as the visitors take full advantage of their mismatches to pull away down the stretch for the comfortable ATS cover!
Good luck, David