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Northwestern Wildcats home to Brown Bears in NCAA Basketball betting action

Brown BearsNorthwestern Wildcats
Dec 23, 1:30 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Brown Bears vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

3-5TEAM RECORD8-4

A key college battle sees the visiting Brown Bears travelling to Northwestern Sunday to take on the Wildcats.

Northwestern battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 3-5 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-2 for the Wildcats and 1-0 for the Bears.

View Brown vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Northwestern opened as 14.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 54 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 327 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-60 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northwestern's No. 171-rated squad against Brown's No. 149-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northwestern rates No. 41 in the country with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 45 nationally with 7.9 per match.

Defensively, Brown features the nation's No. 161-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 257 nationally in scoring at home.

Brown was an 84-57 loser in its last match on the road against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 22-point spread as underdogs. The Bears were hammered by Notre Dame on Saturday, losing by an 84-57 final at Joyce Center in college basketball betting action.

Northwestern was a 70-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Stanford. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Northwestern suffered a 70-68 loss against Stanford on Friday, getting 18 points from Reggie Hearn in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Providence are 6-4
After playing Notre Dame are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan are 4-6
After playing Stanford are 3-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
Brown is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Northwestern is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Northwestern is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Northwestern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Brown at Providence, Friday, December 28
Northwestern home to Michigan, Thursday, January 3