Brown Bears vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds
The Pennsylvania Quakers will try to cover the spread at The Palestra on Saturday when they get a visit from the Brown Bears in NCAA basketball action.
Pennsylvania battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 8-11 mark (5-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-5-1 for the Quakers and 5-4 for the Bears.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Quakers, most recently No. 314 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 213 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-58 victory for the Bears.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 123 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Pennsylvania’s No. 305 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pennsylvania is college basketball's No. 231-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Bears rate No. 44 with 7.7 per game.
Defensively, Brown features the nation's No. 131-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 295 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Brown was a 63-46 loser on the road against Princeton. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. Rafael Maia scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 63-46 to Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday).
Pennsylvania lost its last outing, a 68-59 result against Yale on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Henry Brooks scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Quakers to a win (they lost 68-59 to Yale at The Palestra on Friday).
Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Columbia are 2-8
After playing Princeton are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Harvard are 5-5
After playing Yale are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bears at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brown's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Brown is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Brown is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Brown
Pennsylvania is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Brown
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pennsylvania's last 11 games when playing Brown
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 7 games when playing at home against Brown
Brown home to Columbia, Friday, February 15
Pennsylvania at Harvard, Friday, February 15