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NCAA hoops odds preview - Brown vs. Columbia

Brown BearsColumbia Lions
13-9February 21, 2014, 07:00 | Levien Gym15-10

Levien Gym features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Columbia Lions and the visiting Brown Bears in college hoops action on Friday.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 13-9 and 7-5 ATS on the year, while the Lions are at 15-10 and 9-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Lions are 5-10, while the Bears have a 3-9 mark.

View Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Columbia in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lions rated this week at No. 118 and the Bears sitting at No. 77.

Brown was a 62-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pennsylvania. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Brown got 18 points from Cedric Kuakumensah en route to a 62-55 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday at Pizzitola Sports Center.

In their last action, Columbia was a 69-59 winner at home against Dartmouth. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Columbia got 22 points from Maodo Lo en route to a 69-59 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday at Levien Gym.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 13 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.86 per game. That compares with Columbia’s No. 197 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Columbia is college basketball's No. 34-ranked team at 7.84 per game, while the Bears rate No. 80 with 6.95 per game.

A few Bears at Lions trends to consider:
Brown is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Brown is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Brown is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Brown is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Columbia
Columbia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Columbia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Columbia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Columbia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Brown

Next up:
Brown at Cornell, Saturday, February 22nd
Columbia at Yale, Sunday, February 23rd