Yale Bulldogs vs. Brown Bears - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brown Bears (5-9) at Yale Bulldogs (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm (John J. Lee Amphitheater)
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Brown Bears will travel to play the Yale Bulldogs in an Ivy League game on Saturday.
The Yale Bulldogs are 9-5 (0-0) and are coming off of a win against Daniel Webster College by a score of 94-53. Yale has won their last 4 games, all by double digits. Yale has had close losses to SMU and Illinois this season. Yale is averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 63.1 points per game. Yale is also averaging 41.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Justin Sears is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for Yale. Makai Mason is averaging 15.8 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for the Bulldogs. Yale is shooting 65.7% on free throws, 34.9% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Brown Bears are 5-9 (0-0) and are also coming off of a win against Daniel Webster College by a score of 69-43. Brown has lost 4 of their last 6 games and is tied for the worst record for teams in the Ivy League. Brown is averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 75.6 points per game. Brown is also averaging 38.1 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 13.6 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game for Brown. Tavon Blackmon is averaging 11.9 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for the Bears. Brown is shooting 71.2% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
Brown is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Brown is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 17-4 in Brown’s last 21 conference games. Yale is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games. Yale is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with winning % below .400. The under is 4-0 in Yale’s last 4 conference games.
Yale comes into this game as a big home favorite. Yale has also won their last 4 games and plays much better defense than Brown. Brown has struggled this season and I expect those struggles to continue in league play. I am taking Yale.