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Columbia Lions Favored by -1 Point Spread Against the Brown Bears on Friday

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Brown Bears to cover the point spread in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Columbia Lions vs Brown Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Brown Bears sport a record of 12-16 and 9-13 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Columbia Lions have 11-14 and 11-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-9 for the Brown Bears and 11-11 for the Columbia Lions.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 225-rated Brown Bears and the No. 187-ranked Columbia Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Brown's No. 106 nationally ranked offense (75.32 points per game) against a Columbia Lions defense that sits as the No. 135 at 72.04 PPG. The Brown Bears have been averaging 44.33% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (43.86% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbia got 20 points from Mike Smith en route to a 70-67 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday at Levien Gym.

Joshua Howard scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 77-58 to Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbia's last 6 games
  • Columbia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Columbia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Brown
  • Brown is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Brown is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Brown is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Brown is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Yale, Saturday, March 4th
Brown at Cornell, Saturday, March 4th