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Columbia LionsBrown Bears
Feb 25, 6:00 PM | Pizzitola Sports Center

Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD7-21

The Brown Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Columbia Lions Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Lions will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 6-11-1 ATS. Columbia is 6-12 against the total, while Brown is 7-11 versus the number.

View Columbia vs Brown Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 335 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lions, who rate No. 116 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-56 victory for the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brown's No. 299 nationally ranked offense (61.5 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 34 at 60.6 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 40.6% from the field, less than the Lions have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Brown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.

Columbia lost its last outing, a 75-67 result against Yale on February 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Lions endured a 75-67 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Brian Barbour at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

In their last action, Brown was a 69-63 loser at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Dockery Walker scored 23 points and chipped in with 17 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 69-63 against Cornell in college basketball action at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Harvard are 7-3
After playing Yale are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pennsylvania are 3-7
After playing Cornell are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Lions at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Brown
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Columbia is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Brown
Columbia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brown's last 7 games when playing at home against Columbia
Brown is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Columbia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games when playing Columbia

Next up:
Columbia home to Harvard, Friday, March 2
Brown at Pennsylvania, Friday, March 2

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