Brown vs. Pennsylvania - 2/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pennsylvania Quakers (7-16) at Brown Bears (12-15)
College Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pennsylvania Quakers and Brown Bears play Friday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
The Pennsylvania Quakers need a win to snap a five-game skid. On the season, Pennsylvania is averaging 60.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tony Hicks is averaging 13 points and 2.7 assists while Darien Nelson-Henry is averaging 9.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Matt Howard is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Antonio Woods is dishing 3.2 assists. The Pennsylvania Quakers have four players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 33.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Pennsylvania is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five of its last six games.
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The Brown Bears could use a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, Brown is averaging 64.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 69.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 11 points and 7.2 rebounds while Tavon Blackmon is averaging 10.7 points and 4.1 assists. Steven Spieth is the third double-digit scorer and Rafael Maia is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Brown Bears have four players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 30.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Brown is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in three of its last six games.
The Quakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Quakers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brown and the road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Brown Bears have had a lot more success lately on the court, as the Quakers have lost five straight and have covered just one of those games. Give me the home team and the reasonable chalk.