Yale vs. Brown - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brown Bears (9-9) at Yale Bulldogs (12-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm (John J. Lee Amphitheater)
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Brown Bears and Yale Bulldogs play Saturday afternoon at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
The Brown Bears have split their last six games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Brown is averaging 67.2 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 68.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Leland King is averaging 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Steven Spieth is grabbing five rebounds and Tavon Blackmon is dishing 3.7 assists. The Brown Bears have six players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 32.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Brown is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 76 or more points in three of its last six games. Brown is 2-5 SU on the road.
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The Yale Bulldogs have split their last eight games and hope to improve to 2-0 in Ivy League play. On the season, Yale is averaging 70.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Javier Duren is averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 assists while Justin Sears is averaging 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jack Montague is dishing two assists and Matt Townsend is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs have seven players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 72.2 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Yale is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last seven games. Yale is 4-1 SU on its home court.
The Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulldogs are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. Ivy League and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bears are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Yale and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Brown is a different team on the road and Yale is pretty tough to beat on its home court. When you add in the fact the Bears have been brutal ASt in recent games against Yale, I like the home team and the chalk.