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Princeton favored by 8 against Brown on Friday

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Feb 3, 7:00 PM | Pizzitola Sports Center

Princeton Tigers vs Brown Bears Odds

10-9TEAM RECORD7-14

The Brown Bears will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Princeton Tigers at Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday in NCAAB play.

The Bears sit at 7-14 (5-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 10-9 (8-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Brown is 4-7 OU, and Princeton is 7-6-1 OU.

View Princeton vs Brown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bears as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 322-ranked Bears and the No. 93-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-59 win for the Tigers on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Brown has the nation's No. 270-rated offensive output, at 63.4 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 70 allowing on average 62.8 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Princeton owns the country's No. 71-rated mark, allowing 65.2 points per game on the highway. Brown, on the other hand, rates No. 239 in scoring at home.

Princeton was an 82-67 loser in its last match on the road against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Ian Hummer scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 82-67 to Pennsylvania at The Palestra on Monday).

Brown lost its last outing, a 68-59 result against Harvard on January 28. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. Brown got 13 points from Andrew McCarthy but lost anyway, 68-59, to Harvard on Saturday at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Yale are 6-4
After playing Pennsylvania are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Pennsylvania are 3-7
After playing Harvard are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Princeton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Brown
Princeton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Brown
Princeton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Brown
Brown is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Princeton
Brown is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Princeton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games when playing Princeton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games when playing at home against Princeton

Next up:
Princeton at Yale, Saturday, February 4
Brown home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 4

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