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Brown Bears Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Columbia Lions

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Levien Gym Friday as the Columbia Lions look to beat the odds vs the Brown Bears in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Brown Bears were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Brown Bears have watched them go 11-12 and 10-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Columbia Lions are at 7-16 and 6-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Columbia Lions are 8-10, while the Brown Bears have a 10-7 mark.

The Columbia Lions sit at No. 176 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Brown Bears sit at No. 187 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbia's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 76 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 230 at 78 PPG. The Lions field goal percentage has averaged 44.58% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.26% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got 13 points from Desmond Cambridge, but it was Dartmouth that prevailed in a 66-63 final on Saturday at Leede Arena.

The battle between the Lions and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Princeton was handed a 85-60 defeat on Saturday at Levien Gym.

Betting Trends
  • Brown is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Brown is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Brown is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Brown is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Columbia is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Columbia is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbia's last 7 games
  • Columbia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Brown at Cornell, Saturday, February 24th
Columbia at Yale, Saturday, February 24th