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Princeton vs. Brown - 3/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brown at Princeton
Date & Time Friday March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium
Princeton, NJ
The Line
Princeton Tigers -5 -- O/U: 133.5
TV Channel
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The Brown Bears and the Princeton Tigers meet in Ivy League college basketball action from the J. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday afternoon.

The Brown Bears will look to build on a 75-51 win over Cornell in their last outing. Joshua Howard led the Bears with 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting with a pair of threes while Obi Okolie came 2nd with 14 points along with team-highs of 9 rebounds and 4 steals. Tamenang Choh and Zach Hunsaker each had 11 points with Choh adding 6 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists. Brandon Anderson added 10 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Brown in the win. Desmond Cambridge was held to just 6 points along with 7 rebounds while shooting 2 of 15 from the floor, but still leads Brown in scoring with 16 points per game while Choh leads the Bears with averages of 8.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Brown is averaging 74.7 points per game on 44.6% shooting from the field, 34% from behind the arc and 70.9% from the foul line this season.

The Princeton Tigers will look to bounce back after a 66-58 loss to Harvard in their last outing. Myles Stephens led the Tigers with 21 points on 8 of 15 shooting with 6 rebounds while Richmond Aririguzoh added 12 points and a team-high 8 rebounds. Ryan Schwieger chipped in 10 points with a pair of steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Princeton in the losing effort. Stephens leads the Tigers with an average of 13 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while Jose Morales leads Princeton in assists with 1.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Princeton is averaging 70 points per game on 41.3% shooting from the field, 31.2% from behind the 3-point line and 74.4% from the foul line this season.

Brown is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win while the under is 16-6 in their last 22 games overall. Princeton is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

Both teams have a lot to play for heading into this one, as Brown is trying to hold off a couple of teams fighting for the 4th and final tournament slot while a Princeton win would vault them into a tiebreaker scenario for top spot in the conference. With that said, the road team has had a lot of success in this matchup, and I think this game means more to Brown who are fighting for their lives as opposed to Princeton who are already in. I like the value of the free points with Brown here.

Brown +5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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