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Northwestern Wildcats vs Brown Bears in college hoops odds

Brown BearsNorthwestern Wildcats
6-3December 22, 2013, 02:00 | Welsh-Ryan Arena6-5

Northwestern will look to improve on its 6-5 record on Sunday when they host Brown in NCAA basketball odds action at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Northwestern will face the 6-3 Bears, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 4-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View Brown Bears vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Wildcats in this one found them listed as -6.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Sunday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bears was expected to move the line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 132-rated Wildcats and the No. 135-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Brown lost its last outing, a 74-68 result against Albany on December 10. Brown suffered a 74-68 loss against Albany on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Sean McGonagill in a losing effort at Pizzitola Sports Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northwestern has the nation's No. 214-rated offensive output, at 68.45 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 122 allowing on average 68.89 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 42.93% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.42% per game.

A few Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
Brown is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Brown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
Northwestern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Brown at Niagara, Sunday, December 29th
Northwestern at DePaul, Friday, December 27th