Brown Bears vs. Niagara Purple Eagles - 11/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Niagara Purple Eagles (0-1) at Brown Bears (0-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears -6 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
The Niagara Purple Eagles will travel to play the Brown Bears in a non-conference game on Sunday.
The Brown Bears are 0-1 this season after losing to Cincinnati by a score of 84-55 in their last game. Brown was overmatched in this game and gave up over 40 points in each half. JR Hobbie led Brown with 12 points and 1 assist, while Steven Spieth added 9 points and 6 rebounds for the Bears. Brown shot 31.6% on field goals, while shooting 40% on three pointers. Brown did allow their opponent to shoot 57.9% on field goals, which is much too high. Brown was out rebounded in this game by a total of 43-23, but was able to add 10 assists in the loss. Brown committed 14 turnovers, while only forcing 12.
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The Niagara Purple Eagles are 0-1 this season after losing to Buffalo by a score of 76-66 in their last game. Niagara was leading at halftime but was outscored by a total of 45-33 in the second half. Matt Scott led Niagara with 21 points and 3 assists, while Kahlil Dukes added 13 points and 2 rebounds. Niagara shot 40% on field goals, while shooting 37.5% on three pointers. Niagara forced 17 turnovers, while committing 16 turnovers themselves. Niagara was out rebounded by a total of 35-33 in this game, but was able to add only 5 assists in their loss. Niagara was able to hang in this game by getting to the free throw line, where they went 16-22.
Niagara is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in Niagara’s last 6 road games. Brown is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against the MAAC. The under is 4-0 in Brown’s last 4 games.
Both of these teams are coming off of a loss, but Brown will have the comfort of playing at home. Brown was blown out in their first game and played pretty bad defense, while Niagara was able to compete with Buffalo. I like Niagara to go on the road and play another strong game here.