Brown vs. Yale - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (11-6) at Brown Bears (9-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Yale Bulldogs and Brown Bears square off Saturday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
The Yale Bulldogs have split their last eight games and will play their 11th true road game. On the season, Yale is averaging 65.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 64.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Javier Duren is averaging 13.1 points and 4.5 assists while Justin Sears is averaging 12.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jack Montague is shooting 42.4 percent from the field and Armani Cotton is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs have seven players averaging more than five points, and they’re shooting 73.4 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Yale is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 64 or less points in four of its last six games. Yale is 5-5 SU on the road.
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The Brown Bears have split their last four games and look for their first Ivy League win. On the season, Brown is averaging 65.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 69.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Leland King is averaging 14.4 points and 7.8 rebounds while Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 12 points and 7.3 rebounds. Steven Spieth is the third player averaging double-digit points and Tavon Blackmon is dishing 3.9 assists. The Brown Bears have six players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 71.2 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Brown is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Bulldogs are 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bears are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Ivy League and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Yale Bulldogs have preven to be a solid, solid basetball team and has already racked up several road wins to prepare them for games like this. Brown will have a hard time keeping up.