Brown vs. Pennsylvania - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pennsylvania Quakers (13-10) at Brown Bears (13-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears +2 -- Over/Under:
The Penn Quakers and the Brown Bears meet in college basketball action from Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday.
Penn enters this one at 13-11 on the year. Since their last victory over Yale back on February 15, Penn has lost three straight versus Dartmouth, Harvard and then Yale again on Friday.
In the loss to Yale, Penn’s leading scorer was AJ Brodeur with 25 points, three blocks, seven assists and five rebounds. Devon Goodman had a nice outing there as well with 23 points, three assists, six rebounds, a steal and a block for Penn.
Over on the Brown side, they’re 13-11 this season as well. Over the last four games, Brown carries a 1-3 record, beating Columbia while otherwise falling to Princeton, Cornell and Princeton again.
In the loss to Princeton on Friday, Brown’s Brandon Anderson led the team with 12 points, two assists and four rebounds. Zach Hunsaker added 11 points with four rebounds and three assists in that one and Tamenang Choh had 10 points with eight rebounds.
The under is 4-0-1 in Brown’s last five Saturday games and the over is 5-1 in their last six home games versus a team with a losing road record. The over is 8-1-1 in Brown’s last 10 home games and the under is 4-1-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, Penn is 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Penn’s last five Saturday games and 4-1 in their last five overall.
This 1-4 run for Penn looks pretty ugly, but it hasn’t been downright terrible. The Quakers have been within seven points in each of their last three losses, and had some chances against Yale in a three-point defeat on Friday.
As for Brown, they’ve been pretty miserable in their last three losses, scoring 54 or fewer each time. Brown put up just 49 in a 22-point blowout on Friday so I’m not trusting them very much right now. I have to go with Penn here, as they seem like the lesser of two relative evils.