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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Northwestern Wildcats Over Brown Bears

The Northwestern Wildcats will hit the floor running against the away Brown Bears Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northwestern Wildcats as -18.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Brown Bears vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Northwestern Wildcats battles the Brown Bears, currently sitting with a 6-5 mark (4-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-7 for the Northwestern Wildcats and 4-2 for the Brown Bears.

The Northwestern Wildcats sit at No. 56 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Brown Bears sit at No. 166 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 140 nationally ranked offense (75.07 points per game) against a Brown Bears defense that sits as the No. 207 at 75.64 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats have been averaging 44.23% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (43.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brown cruised to victory on Friday, running Marist out of the gym and running up a 90-69 score at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Northwestern was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Oklahoma and falling by a 104-78 score at Lloyd Noble Center.

Betting Trends
  • Brown is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Brown is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northwestern
  • Brown is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northwestern
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brown
  • Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Brown

Next Betting Matchups

Brown home to NJIT, Wednesday, January 3rd
Northwestern at Nebraska, Tuesday, January 2nd