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NCAAB Game Preview - Bears underdogs vs Big Red at Brown

Cornell Big RedBrown Bears
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Pizzitola Sports Center

Cornell Big Red vs Brown Bears Odds

10-14TEAM RECORD7-20

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Brown Bears try to run the Big Red off the court at Pizzitola Sports Center in college hoops action.

The Big Red will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 6-10-1 ATS. Cornell is 8-7-1 on the totals; Brown is 7-10.

View Cornell vs Brown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bears installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 335-ranked Bears and the No. 175-rated Big Red in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-59 win for the Big Red on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brown's No. 301-ranked offense, averaging 61.5 PPG, against a Big Red defense that ranks No. 216 at 68.3 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Big Red marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Defensively, Cornell features the nation's No. 149-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Brown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 272 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cornell, they were a 75-57 loser as they battled Princeton on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Big Red endured a 75-57 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 10-point effort from Chris Wroblewski at Jadwin Gymnasium.

In their last action, Brown was a 58-53 loser on the road against Dartmouth. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as underdogs. Sean McGonagill scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 58-53 to Dartmouth at Leede Arena on Saturday).

Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Yale are 8-2
After playing Princeton are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Columbia are 3-7
After playing Dartmouth are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Big Red at Bears trends to consider:
Cornell is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Brown
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cornell's last 5 games on the road
Cornell is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cornell is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Brown is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Cornell
Brown is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Brown is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
Brown is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Cornell at Yale, Saturday, February 25
Brown home to Columbia, Saturday, February 25