Providence Friars visit Brown Bears in college basketball clash
Providence Friars vs Brown Bears Odds
The Providence Friars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bears in Brown at Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday in college basketball action.
Supporters of the Friars have watched them go 8-3 and 4-3 ATS on the year, while the Bears are at 3-6 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 1-0, while the Friars have a 3-2 mark.
The Friars were listed as 10-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 318 and the Friars at No. 48 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-57 result in favor of the Friars.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Brown has the nation's No. 294-rated offensive output, at 61.1 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 29 allowing on average 57.8 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 38.9% so far, less than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Brown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 264 nationally in scoring at home.
Providence was a 71-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boston College. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Bryce Cotton was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 1 rebound but Boston College still won, 71-68, over Providence on Saturday at Conte Forum.
Brown was a 63-42 loser in its last match on the road against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. Brown was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Northwestern and falling by a 63-42 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Louisville are 4-5
After playing Boston College are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Albany are 1-2
After playing Northwestern are 2-2
After a loss are 3-7
A few Friars at Bears trends to consider:
Providence is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brown's last 7 games when playing Providence
Brown is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home
Brown is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Providence
Brown is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Providence at Louisville, Wednesday, January 2
Brown at Albany, Monday, December 31