Columbia vs. Brown - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brown Bears (8-18) at Columbia Lions (20-9)
College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Levien Gym)
The Line: Columbia Lions -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Brown Bears and Columbia Lions square off early Friday at the Levien Gymnasium.
The Brown Bears need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Brown Bears are averaging 73.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 13.9 points and 9.5 rebounds while Tavon Blackmon is averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 assists. Steven Spieth is the third double-digit scorer and Jason Massey is dishing one assist. The Brown Bears are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Brown Bears have lost seven straight road games.
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The Columbia Lions look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Columbia Lions are averaging 75.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Maodo Lo is averaging 16.3 points and 2.8 assists while Alex Rosenberg is averaging 14.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Grant Mullins is dishing 3.2 assists and Luke Petrasek is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lions are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Columbia Lions have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lions are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Columbia and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Columbia has beaten Brown in four straight meetings and two of those games were complete blowouts. The Bears are a team that's just waiting for the season to end, while the Lions have found their groove lately and play very well at home. Take Columbia by double digits.