Brown Bears vs. Pennsylvania Quakers - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pennsylvania Quakers (6-10) at Brown Bears (5-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn Quakers will travel to play the Brown Bears in an Ivy League Game on Saturday.
The Brown Bears are 5-12 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss to Princeton by a score of 83-59. Brown has lost 3 games in a row, including 2 games against Yale, to start conference play. Brown is currently last in the Ivy League. Brown is averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 76.9 points per game. Brown is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 13 points per game and 10 rebounds per game for Brown. Tavon Blackmon is averaging 11.8 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for the Bears. Brown is shooting 71.8% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 41.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Penn Quakers are 6-10 (0-2) and are coming off of a loss against Yale by a score of 81-58. Penn has lost 3 games in a row and is currently in 7th place in the Ivy League. Penn also has a conference loss against Yale by 23 points. Penn is averaging 67.1 points per game while giving up 70.3 points per game. Penn is also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Matt Howard is averaging 11.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for Penn. Darien Nelson-Henry is averaging 11.5 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Quakers. Penn is shooting 61% on free throws, 29% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
Penn is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Penn is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 5-2 in Penn’s last 7 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 5-0 in Brown’s last 5 home games. The over is 4-0 in Brown’s last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record. Penn is 0-4 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Both teams come into this game looking for their first league wins of the season. Brown is giving up about 77 points per game, which has contributed to their poor season. Penn plays better defense, but struggles on the offensive end. Both teams played last night, so fatigue could be a factor. With these two teams playing so poorly, I am going to side with the home team.