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Brown Bears Home to Columbia Lions in NCAA Basketball Betting

Columbia Lions


Brown Bears
Friday, February 20, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Pizzitola Sports Center

The Brown Bears will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Friday when they play host to the Columbia Lions at Pizzitola Sports Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Brown Bears to cover the point spread in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-14 and 7-9 ATS Brown Bears will face the 11-11 Columbia Lions, who own a 5-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Brown Bears are 8-2 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Columbia Lions are 6-4.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Brown Bears rated this week at No. 254 and the Columbia Lions sitting at No. 123.

How Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Brown has the nation's No. 147-rated offensive output, at 66.56 PPG. The visiting Columbia Lions defense ranks No. 33 allowing on average 60.23 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 41.88% so far, less than the Brown Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.44% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbia got 14 points from Steve Frankoski but lost anyway, 61-49, to Dartmouth on Saturday at Leede Arena.

The Bears grabbed a 71-55 win over the Quakers on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from JR Hobbie at Palestra.

Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Betting Odds Trends

Columbia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games
Columbia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brown
Brown is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 5 games
Brown is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Brown is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Columbia

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Yale, Saturday, February 21st
Brown at Cornell, Saturday, February 21st