Teams trending in similar directions clash when the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks battle the Columbia Lions in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The Hawks (5-7), who have won two in a row, are coming off an 86-78 win at Temple last Tuesday. The Lions (5-9), who have won three of their last five, knocked off Lafayette 57-45 on Dec. 12. Both teams are coming off losing seasons a year ago, when Maryland-Eastern Shore tied for sixth in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference with Coppin State at 6-8 and was 11-16 overall. Columbia was eighth in the Ivy League at 1-13 and 4-22 overall.
Tip-off from Schiller Court at Levien Gymnasium in New York is set for 4 pm ET. Columbia leads the all-time series 3-0. The Hawks are 1-point favorites in the latest Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 136.5. Before making any Columbia vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 8 of the season 21-15 on all-top rated college basketball picks. Anyone who followed it has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Columbia vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore:
- Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia spread: Maryland-Eastern Shore -1
- Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia over/under: 136.5 points
- Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia money line: Maryland-Eastern Shore -120, Columbia +100
- UMES: The Hawks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six Wednesday games
- COL: The Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall
- Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Columbia can cover
Sophomore guard Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa powers the Lions offense, averaging 12.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals in 31.4 minutes per game. He is connecting on 40.3% of his field goals, including 38.2% from the 3-point range, and 87.8% from the foul line. He has reached double-figure scoring in nine games and has registered one double-double, a 17-point, 10-rebound performance in a 78-64 loss at Providence on Nov. 26. He scored 28 points in an 88-85 loss at Sacred Heart on Nov. 13.
Freshman guard Avery Brown is off to a fast start to his career. He is averaging 9.6 points, 2.7 assists and two rebounds per game. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last three games and in five games overall. Brown scored a season-high 19 points at Sacred Heart, and scored 17 in a 76-73 overtime loss to Fairleigh-Dickinson on Dec. 9.
Why Maryland-Eastern Shore can cover
The Hawks have three players averaging double-digit scoring, led by senior guard Zion Styles. He averages 11.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 22.9 minutes per game. He has been sharp from beyond the arc, connecting on 43.8% of his shots from 3-point range. He has reached double-figure scoring in seven games, including two of the past three contests. He scored a season-high 18 points at Old Dominion in an 84-65 loss on Nov. 7.
Senior guard Kevon Voyles has scored in double figures in four of the six games he’s played this season. In last Tuesday’s win at Temple, Voyles scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds with two steals. He scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 95-55 win over Summit on Dec. 17. He had 16 points, five rebounds and two steals against Lehigh in a 64-60 win on Nov. 30. For the season, he is averaging 10.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals and one assist per game.
How to make Columbia vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 131 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 70% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia? And which side of the spread hits over 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is 21-15 on its top-rated college basketball picks this seasonand find out.