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Yale vs. Brown - 1/25/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brown at Yale
Date & Time Friday January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
John J. Lee Amphitheater
New Haven, CT
The Line
Yale Bulldogs -7 -- Over/Under: 149
TV Channel
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The Brown Bears and the Yale Bulldogs meet in the second leg of a home-and-home set in Ivy League college basketball action from the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday night.

The Brown Bears will look to bounce back after dropping a 70-67 loss to these same Yale Bulldogs on Saturday. Tamenang Choh led the Bears with 18 points on 9 of 15 shooting with 16 rebounds while Obi Okolie added 14 points and Zach Hunsaker added 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting with 3 threes and 3 steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Brown in the losing effort. Desmond Cambridge added 7 points along with 8 rebounds and 3 blocks as well in the loss. Cambridge leads the Bears in scoring with 18.1 points per game while Choh leads Brown with 8.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Brown is averaging 77.3 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 34.1% from behind the 3-point line and 68.6% from the foul line this season.

The Yale Bulldogs will look to build on their 7-game winning streak with the win over Brown last time out. Alex Copeland led the Bulldogs with 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 3 assists and 3 steals while Blake Reynolds, Miye Oni and Paul Atkinson each had 11 points to finish off the scoring in double figures for Yale in the win. Reynolds shot 5 of 9 with 4 assists while Oni had a team-high 5 assists, a pair of steals and a pair of blocks and Atkinson had 6 rebounds while shooting 5 of 10 from the field in just 19 minutes on the floor. Jordan Bruner added 9 points and a team-high 11 rebounds as well in the victory for Yale. Oni leads Yale in scoring with 16.3 points per game while Bruner leads the Bulldogs with averages of 8.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Yale is averaging 83.1 points per game on 49.8% shooting from the field, 36.3% from behind the 3-point line and 68.9% from the foul line this season.

Brown is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 conference games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Yale is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Brown is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings between these two teams at Yale.

This feels like a lot of points to lay with Yale, as it’s hard to beat the same time in such a short span, after narrowly clawing out a 3-point win in the last outing and now play the same team at home where Brown has had a lot of success in this millennium. You can also make a case for Brown given their solid form on the road as of late. However, Brown has also had issues ATS against the rest of the Ivy League, and Yale is flat out rolling right now, winning 7 straight and 10 of their last 11. The Bulldogs are also outscoring opponents by 15 points per game at home this season, so I’ll lay the points with Yale in this spot.

Yale -7

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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