The Brown Bears and Hartford Hawks meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Chase Arena. The Brown Bears look to get above a .500 record. The Hartford Hawks look for their fifth win.
The Brown Bears are averaging 66.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kino Lilly Jr. is averaging 16.8 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Paxson Wojcik is averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Nana Owusu-Anane is the third double-digit scorer, and Dan Friday is dishing 2.8 assists. The Brown Bears are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 56.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brown Bears are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Hartford Hawks are averaging 69.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Briggs McClain is averaging 17.6 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Kurtis Henderson is averaging 9.4 points and 2.3 assists. Pano Pavlidis is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Jared Kimbrough is dishing 2.1 assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hartford Hawks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
The Bears are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Bears last 5 overall. The over is 9-3 in Hawks last 12 games following a ATS win.
The Brown Bears head into this game playing the clear better ball. The Hartford Hawks don't cover numbers, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 7.4 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field. Also, Hartford loses in the underdog role by an average of 20.1 points while shooting 39 percent from the field. No, thanks. Give me Brown in a comfortable victory.