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Brown Princeton Betting Preview

Princeton Tigers Brown Bears
13-6 February 14, 2014, 07:00 | Pizzitola Sports Center 12-8

 

Brown looks to cover the Bears-Tigers pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 12-8 mark when they host Princeton in college basketball wagering action.

Brown battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 13-6 mark (7-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-7 for the Bears and 9-4 for the Tigers.

View Princeton Tigers vs Brown Bears Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Brown sat as 1-point underdogs over at BetDSI. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 103-rated Bears and the No. 72-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Princeton was a 69-48 winner in its last match at home against Cornell. They covered the 19-point spread as favorites. Princeton cruised to victory on Saturday, running Cornell out of the gym and running up a 69-48 score at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Brown was a 75-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Dartmouth. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bears got 20 points from Sean McGonagill as Brown ran past Dartmouth 75-62 on Saturday at Leede Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brown's No. 148-ranked offense, averaging 71.15 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 69 at 66.68 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

A few Tigers at Bears trends to consider:
Princeton is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Princeton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Princeton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Princeton is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brown
Brown is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Brown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brown's last 5 games
Brown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Princeton at Yale, Saturday, February 15th
Brown at Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 15th