The Brown Bears (12-8, 5-2 Ivy) and the Princeton Tigers (10-10, 5-2 Ivy) go head-to-head at L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium. The Bears look to prolong their five-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Brown Bears at Princeton Tigers ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Tigers lost big to the Yale Bulldogs, 88-64, while the Bears beat the Penn Quakers, 75-63.
The Bears held the Quakers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.368 (below their season average of 0.531) and had a turnover percentage of 12.3 (better than their season average of 19.6). Princeton, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (20-23; 87.0 percent). Princeton’s Tosan Evbuomwan led the way, contributing 11 points. Brown rallied around Brandon Anderson, who contributed 31 points and nine rebounds.
The Bears dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent contest, Brown won 67-63. Brown’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Princeton. The Bears had a rate of 0.218, while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.141. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.
The elite offense of Princeton will clash against the mid-tier defense of Brown. The Tigers rank 31st in effective field goal percentage (0.537), while the Bears are 140th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.482). The Tigers figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. Moreover, the Bears rank 36th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.4 percent), while the Tigers rank 56th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.2 percent).
Brown at Princeton Betting Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Princeton, ATS Winner – Brown, O/U – Under
- Brown ranks 32nd in rebounds per game (39.4) while Princeton ranks 264th (32.1).
- The Tigers average 6.3 steals per game, which ranks 121st in the NCAA. The Bears rank 212th in steals allowed per game (8.2).
- The Bears rank 39th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Tigers rank 202nd (2.0).
- Princeton ranks 16th in three pointers allowed per game (17.2) while Brown ranks 124th (21.3).
- The Bears have outscored opponents by an average of 6.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Brown has lost by an average of 0.4 points.
- During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 55.4 points per game (13.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 60.8 points per game (7.3 below their season average).