Brown Bears vs. Yale Bulldogs - 1/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (10-5) at Brown Bears (5-10)
College Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Yale Bulldogs will travel to play the Brown Bears in an Ivy League game on Friday.
The Brown Bears are 5-10 (0-1) and are coming off of a loss to Yale by a score of 77-68. Brown has lost 5 of their last 7 games, and has really struggled this season. Brown is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 75.7 points per game. Brown is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game. Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 13.9 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game for Brown. Tavon Blackmon is averaging 12.2 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for the Bears. Brown is shooting 72% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Yale Bulldogs are 10-5 (1-0) and are coming off of a win against Brown by a score of 77-68. Yale has won 5 games in a row and is looking tough this season, after playing a difficult non-conference schedule. Yale is averaging 73.9 points per game while giving up 63.5 points per game. Yale is also averaging 41.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Makai Mason is averaging 16.1 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Yale. Justin Sears is averaging 16 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Yale is shooting 66.2% on free throws, 35.5% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
Yale is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games. Yale is 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 road games against a team with a winning home record. The under is 5-1 in Yale’s last 6 road games. Brown is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Brown is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 league games. The over is 4-0 in Brown’s last 4 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Yale looks like the much better team in this matchup, as they are playing very solid defense. Yale is also a very good rebounding team and has the shooting advantage in this game. I like Yale in this matchup.