The just-released betting lines for this Saturday have EVERY Ivy team except Princeton favored to win!
(NOTE: I will NOT be making predictions on Columbia games for a number of reasons. This has always been my policy. Also, I want to make it clear that I ABHOR sports betting, but I do have the utmost respect for the odds makers who are eerily good at setting the betting lines for football. Like it or not, the lines are an important factor to consider).
Our Lions are six point favorites over Fordham.
Lehigh is a three point favorite at home over the rebuilding Tigers.
The biggest surprise to me was the 7 ½ point line favoring Brown over Stony Brook. I think Brown is good and certainly can win, but Stony Brook looks stacked and I don’t see them losing by more than a TD.
Lafayette takes the hardest hit after its loss to Georgetown and the injuries in the game. The Leopards are now whopping 11 1/2 point underdogs to Penn at Franklin Field.
Georgetown gets no love after beating Lafayette. The Hoyas are 11 1/2 point dogs at Yale.
Harvard is just a three point favorite at home over Holy Cross.
Dartmouth gets just a four point cushion at Bucknell.
And Cornell is a 4 ½ point favorite at Wagner.
In other Columbia opponent news, week two foe Towson is a 31 point underdog at defending FCS champion Villanova.