Columbia Lions take on Bears in NCAA basketball test
Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Odds
The Brown Bears will try to cover the spread at Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Columbia Lions in NCAA basketball action.
The Bears sit at 8-12 (5-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lions are currently 10-10 (6-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Brown is 5-5 OU, and Columbia is 5-3 OU.
Bettors looking to back visiting Columbia before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 241-rated Columbia taking on the No. 251-rated Bears in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-60 win for the Lions on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Brown's No. 120-rated squad against Columbia's No. 270-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Brown rates No. 58 in the country with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 105 nationally with 6.8 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Columbia owns the country's No. 34-rated mark, allowing 61.7 points per game on the highway. Brown, on the other hand, rates No. 213 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Columbia, they were a 78-63 winner as they battled Harvard at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Steve Frankoski went off for 27 points and added 0 rebounds, leading Columbia over Harvard, 78-63, on Sunday at Levien Gym.
Last time out for Brown, they were a 71-48 loser as they battled Pennsylvania on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Brown was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Pennsylvania and falling by a 71-48 score at The Palestra.
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Yale are 3-7
After playing Harvard are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cornell are 5-5
After playing Pennsylvania are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Lions at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Brown
Columbia is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Columbia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Brown
Columbia is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Brown
Brown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brown's last 8 games when playing at home against Columbia
Brown is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Columbia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 5 games when playing Columbia
Columbia at Yale, Saturday, February 16
Brown home to Cornell, Saturday, February 16