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Columbia vs Brown Basketball Picks 2-23-24

Brown Bears (7-17) vs. Columbia Lions (13-9)
February 23, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Columbia Lions -3.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Brown Bears will play the Columbia Lions in an Ivy League game on Friday night at the Francis S. Levien Gymnasium in New York. Brown has lost three of their last four games, while Columbia has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Brown vs Columbia prediction.

Brown Preview

The Brown Bears are 7-17 (3-6) this season after they defeated Penn by a score of 71-64 in their last game. Brown led 31-27 at halftime and they scored 40 second half points in the win. The Bears shot 45.1% from the field and were +3 in rebounding margin in the game. Brown had lost their previous three games against Princeton (twice) and Columbia. The Bears are scoring 69.7 points per game with 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, while allowing 72.1 points against per game this year. Kino Lilly Jr. is averaging 19.1 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, and 3.1 assists per game. Brown is shooting 42.1% from the field, 64.8% on free throws, and 32.3% on three pointers this season.

Columbia Preview

The Columbia Lions are 13-9 (4-5) this year after they lost to Harvard by a score of 80-75 in their last game. Columbia led 38-37 at the half, but they allowed 43 points in the second half for the loss. The Lions shot 40.9% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. Columbia had won their three previous games against Dartmouth (twice) and Brown. The Lions are scoring 78.2 points per game with 36.7 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, while giving up 70 points against per game this season. Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is averaging 14 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Columbia is shooting 46.7% from the field, 75.3% on free throws, and 38.5% on three pointers this year. 

Columbia Lions Team Facts

  • Columbia has lost 17 of its last 18 Friday games.
  • Each of the last five games between Brown and Columbia have produced a total of 152+ points.
  • Columbia has won the first half in each of its last six night games against Brown at Schiller Court at Levien Gymnasium.

Brown Bears Team Facts

  • Brown has won each of its last four games at Schiller Court at Levien Gymnasium.
  • Each of Brown’s last eight road games have produced a total of 146 or fewer points.
  • The road team has won the first half in each of Brown’s last nine games.

Brown vs Columbia Betting Prediction

Columbia comes into this matchup after winning three of their last four games, including an 83-69 win at Brown, and they will be at home for this game. The Lions are scoring over 78 points per game and they are shooting 46.7% from the field, while Brown is only shooting 42.1% from the field. The Bears have lost three of their last four games, but they have been decent on the road in league play. Columbia won pretty easily in the first meeting between these teams and I think we see more of the same here. Take the Lions. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Columbia -3.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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