Providence vs. Brown - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brown Bears (4-4) at Providence Friars (6-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Wednesday, the Brown Bears and the Providence Friars will be matching up in college basketball activity.
Brown is sitting at 4-4 on the season so far. The Bears have lost their last two games versus Rhode Island and Central Connecticut. In that last game, Brown’s Desmond Cambridge led the way on 17 points.
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So far this year, Brandon Anderson is the top Brown player with 19.6 PPG and 4.0 APG to his credit. Also in double-figures for the Bears are Cambridge (14.3 PPG; 4.1 RPG) and Zach Hunker (11.5 PPG).
Over on the Providence side, they’re sitting at 6-2 this year. After a five-game win streak, the Friars dropped their most recent appearance against Rhode Island. In that game, Providence’s top scorer was Alpha Diallo with 17 points.
Rodney Bullock is the top Providence scorer with 14.4 PPG and 6.0 RPG this year, and Diallo is second on 11.5 PPG and 5.1 RPG. The only other Friars player averaging in double-figures is Kyron Cartwright, with 11.0 PPG and 6.6 APG.
The Bears are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games versus a team with a winning straight-up record. Brown is also 1-5 ATS in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record and the under is 4-1 in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, the Friars are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five versus the Ivy League and 2-7 ATS in their last nine overall. Providence is also 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games.
Brown had control of that CCSU game, but faded down the stretch to the tune of a 41-31 second half. Now the Bears have scored just 62 points in their last two games each. As for Providence, they were rolling until that URI game, where they were outscored in a sluggish first half 42-31. The Friars were scoring pretty well during that win streak, and I like them to bounce back here. 21 points is a lot to ask, but I’ll take Providence to cover.