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Yale vs. Brown - 1/12/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brown Bears (7-6) at Yale Bulldogs (7-9)
Date & Time Friday January 12, 2018, 5:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -8 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Brown Bears (7-6) at Yale Bulldogs (7-9)

We have some Ivy League action on the hardwood Friday evening, as the Brown Bears take on the Yale Bulldogs in a college basketball matchup.

The Brown Bears will try to keep the momentum going after winning 3 of their last 4 games, including a 70-69 win over NJIT in their last outing. Obi Okolie led the team with 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting, while Desmond Cambridge added 13 points and 3 blocks. Brandon Anderson came next with 12 points and a team-high 6 assists, while Tamenang Choh added 11 points to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for Brown in the win. Jason Massey also pulled down a team-high 8 rebounds in the winning effort for Brown. Anderson leads the team with an average of 19 points and 3.9 assists per game, while Matt DeWolf leads the team on the glass with 5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Brown is scoring 78.2 points per game on 43.3% shooting from the field, 31.6% from behind the arc and 77.5% from the foul line this season.

The Yale Bulldogs will try to turn things around after dropping 4 of their last 5 games, including a 74-60 loss to Georgia Tech in their last outing. Miye One led the team with 14 points on 6 of 14 shooting with a pair of threes and a team-high 5 assists, while Paul Atkinson added 10 points as the only other Bulldog to finish in double figures in scoring in the loss. Trey Phills added 5 points with 5 rebounds and 4 assists, while Blake Reynolds added 9 points and 5 boards of his own. One leads the team with an average of 16.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Yale is scoring 76.3 points per game on 47.7% shooting from the field, 33.9% from behind the arc and 67.4% from the foul line this season.

Brown is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 conference matchups and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 road games. Yale is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 conference matchups. Brown is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings between these two teams at Yale. 

I know home court has to count for something and Yale has played tougher competition like Georgia Tech and TCU to name a couple, but we are getting Brown who is the team in better form and has has lots of past success at Yale, with points. That sounds like a good bet to me in a game I see being close late, so I’ll take Brown and the points here.

Brown +8

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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