Providence vs. Brown - 11/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brown Bears (1-2) vs. Providence Friars (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Brown Bears and Providence Friars square off Saturday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Brown Bears are looking for their first road win in three tries to get back to a .500 record. The Brown Bears are averaging 67.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Steven Spieth is averaging 12 points and 10.3 rebounds while Norman Hobbie is averaging 11.3 points and 0.7 assists. Cedric Kuakumensah is grabbing 13.3 rebounds and Tavon Blackmon is dishing six assists. The Brown Bears are shooting just 26.7 percent from downtown and have lost 10 of their last 11 road games. The good news for Brown is that it is bringing in 42 rebounds per game and has turned the ball over only 37 times in three games. The Brown Bears have some talent to work with, but they must be better on the offensive side of the ball.
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The Providence Friars hope to get off to a fast 3-0 start with yet another home victory. The Providence Friars are averaging 68 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 61.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Kris Dunn is averaging 21 points and four assists while Rodney Bullock is averaging 16.5 points and six rebounds. Ben Bentil is the third double-digit scorer and Kyron Cartwright is dishing five assists. The Providence Friars will continue to go as far as Dunn carries them, but 25.6 percent shooting from downtown is not going to cut it. Still, Providence is locking down defensively and has turned the ball over only 15 times in two games. Providence has won 11 of its last 14 home games.
The Bears are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. The Friars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Both teams are struggling to shoot the ball with any consistency and Brown has some experience & talent that could keep up with the Friars who rely so much on one player. Providence wins, but Brown should be able to keep it somewhat close.