Brown Bears vs. Columbia Lions Point Spread Bet

by | Last updated Feb 23, 2024 | cbb

Brown Bears (7-17 SU, 11-12 ATS) vs. Columbia Lions (13-9 SU, 10-8-1 ATS)

When: Friday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM (ET)

Where: Levien Gymnasium, NY, New York


Point Spread: BROWN +4.5/COLMB -4.5

Total: 147

Money Line: Brown Bears +136/-177

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After winning their last game against Penn by a score of 71-64, Brown is 7-17 this season and 3-6 in Ivy League play. As the underdog, the Bears have gone 3-12, and they are 4-10 on the road. On average, Brown has been outscored by 5.0 points per game on the road.

So far, the Bears have gone 2-3 on the road in their last five games, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home. They will look to snap a two-game losing streak on the road.

Today’s over/under line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in Brown’s games this year (141.9). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, they have an over/under record of 1-2 with an average scoring total of 140 points.

As the underdog, Brown has gone 9-6 vs. the spread this season and they are 11-12 overall. On the road, the Bears have an ATS mark of 8-6 and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games vs. the spread as the road team.

At home this season, Columbia has gone 6-3, and they have an average scoring margin of +5.4 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, the Lions have gone 8-2. So far, Columbia has been favored in eight games, going 6-2.

Coming into this game, the Lions have an overall record of 13-9, and they are 4-5 in Ivy League play. Over their last five games, Columbia has gone 3-2. In their most recent game, the Lions lost to Harvard by a score of 80-75.

On the season, Columbia’s over/under record is 11-7-1, and today’s line of 147 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (147.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, which is in line with the average over/under line in their games this season.

As the favorite this season, Columbia has gone 4-3-1 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions are 5-4-1 ATS.

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In their previous game, the Bears’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 69.7 points per contest. On offense, Brown has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentage of 42%. So far, they are 253rd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 64%.

On the defensive side, Brown is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Columbia. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.9%.

In their most recent game, the Lions’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 78.2 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Jaden Cooper with 26 points. Josh Odunowo also added 10 points for the Lions.

Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 120th rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. Columbia will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Harvard to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.

Betting Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Brown has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 68 points per game going 1-2 straight-up in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Columbia has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 72 points per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bears have a straight-up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Lions have an ATS record of 3-1-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Rich Crew’s Pick To Cover The Spread

A fishy line move down to -2.5 at a couple of books, but I’m still biting. Take Columbia -2.5

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