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Brown vs. Penn - 2/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Penn at Brown
Date & Time Friday February 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Pizzitola Sports Center
Providence, Rhode Island
The Line
The Line: Brown +1.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5
TV Channel
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The Penn Quakers and Brown Bears meet Friday in college basketball action at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

The Penn Quakers could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Penn Quakers are averaging 72.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. AJ Brodeur is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 assists while Devon Goodman is averaging 13.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Antonio Woods is dishing 2.7 assists and Michael Wang is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Penn Quakers have won six of their last nine road games.

The Brown Bears also need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Brown Bears are averaging 72 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 41 percent shooting. Desmond Cambridge is averaging 16.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while Tamenang Choh is averaging 12.3 points and 3.3 assists. Obi Okolie is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Anderson is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Brown Bears are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Brown Bears are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Brown Bears have won eight of their last nine home games.

The Quakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Ivy League, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bears are 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Ivy League, 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Quakers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Brown and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 19-7 in Bears last 26 overall. The over is 4-0 in Quakers last 4 overall.

The Penn Quakers have won four of the last five meetings against the Brown Bears and the last three wins have been decided by an average of 11.6 points. Penn has had no trouble winning on the road where it's won six of its last nine tries and is outscoring teams by an average of 2.4 points. The Brown Bears have played their best ball by far at home, but they're just 2-4-1 ATS and come into this contest shooting under 40 percent from the field in their last five games. This is a game that Penn should win and we're not being asked to lay anything serious. 

Penn -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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