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Brown BearsCornell Big Red
March 4, 7:00 PM | Newman Arena

Brown Bears vs Cornell Big Red Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD8-18

The visiting Bears hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Newman Arena against the Cornell Big Red.

The Big Red sit at 8-18 (9-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 11-15 (7-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cornell is 10-8 OU, and Brown is 9-3 OU.

View Brown vs Cornell Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Big Red as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 232-rated Brown taking on the No. 289-rated Big Red in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-68 win for the Bears on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 201 in NCAA hoops at 34.3 per game. Contrast that with Cornell’s No. 307 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cornell is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while Brown rates No. 65 at 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Brown features the nation's No. 222-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Cornell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 265 nationally in scoring at home.

Brown was a 100-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Dartmouth. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bears and Big Green didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Dartmouth was handed a 100-76 defeat on Saturday at Pizzitola Sports Center.

In their last action, Cornell was a 74-72 winner on the road against Pennsylvania. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. The Big Red grabbed a 74-72 win over the Quakers on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Mark Coury at The Palestra.

Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Columbia are 3-7
After playing Dartmouth are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Yale are 7-3
After playing Pennsylvania are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Bears at Big Red trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 5 games on the road
Brown is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Cornell
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cornell
Brown is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cornell
Cornell is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brown
Cornell is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Brown
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cornell's last 8 games
Cornell is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Brown at Columbia, Saturday, March 5
Cornell home to Yale, Saturday, March 5

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