Pennsylvania Quakers visit Brown Bears in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Pennsylvania Quakers vs Brown Bears Odds
The Brown Bears host Pennsylvania on Friday, looking to build on their 12-14 mark against the 8-20 Quakers in college hoops action at Pizzitola Sports Center.
This season, the Bears are 12-14 overall and 9-8 ATS ATS, while the Quakers are 8-20 and 11-11-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Brown boasts a 8-8 on the OU, and Pennsylvania is 8-9-1.
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears - Quakers odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Brown is rated No. 251 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pennsylvania is at No. 282. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-59 win for the Bears.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Brown's No. 297-ranked scoring average of 61.7 PPG, against a Quakers defense rated No. 209 and allowing 68 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 40.6% to date this season, less than the Quakers shooters have managed so far (42.5% per game).
Defensively, Pennsylvania features the nation's No. 155-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Brown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 291 nationally in scoring at home.
Pennsylvania was a 75-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Harvard. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Tony Hicks scored 24 points leading the Quakers to a 75-72 victory over Harvard at The Palestra on Saturday.
In their last action, Brown was a 61-58 winner on the road against Columbia. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Brown earned a 61-58 victory over Columbia on Saturday, getting 17 points from Matt Sullivan at Levien Gym.
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Yale are 5-5
After playing Harvard are 7-3
After a win are 2-8
Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Princeton are 1-9
After playing Columbia are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
A few Quakers at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games when playing on the road against Brown
Pennsylvania is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Brown
Pennsylvania is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brown's last 5 games when playing at home against Pennsylvania
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Brown's last 12 games when playing Pennsylvania
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brown's last 5 games at home
Brown is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Pennsylvania at Yale, Saturday, March 9
Brown home to Princeton, Saturday, March 9