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March 5, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions Odds

11-16TEAM RECORD14-13

Columbia looks to cover the Lions-Bears pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 14-13 mark when they host Brown in college basketball action.

Columbia will face the 11-16 Bears, who own a 7-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lions are 6-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 9-4 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 237-rated Lions and the No. 232-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-70 result in favor of the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 208 in NCAA hoops at 34.2 per game. Contrast that with Columbia’s No. 109 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Columbia is the No. 246-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Brown rates No. 61 at 7.6 per game.

Defensively, Brown features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Columbia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Brown was a 75-66 loser on the road against Cornell. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs. Tucker Halpern scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 75-66 to Cornell at Newman Arena on Friday).

Columbia was an 87-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against Yale. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites. Columbia suffered an 87-81 loss against Yale on Friday, getting 20 points from Noruwa Agho in a losing effort at Levien Gym.

Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Cornell are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Yale are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bears at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brown's last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Brown is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Brown is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Brown is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games when playing at home against Brown
Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brown
Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brown
Columbia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

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