The Brown Bears (2-0) will travel to Peter Aquilone Court to take on the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (0-2) in their home opener. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Brown Bears at St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Free Preview
The last time the Bears played, they were victorious over the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 79-72. Brandon Anderson was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Brown played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.5 and a free throw rate of 0.311. Quinnipiac put up marks of 26.3 and 0.241, respectively, for those same stats.
The Terriers are hoping for a better outcome after their 80-79 loss to the Manhattan Jaspers in their last contest. With 11 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, D.J. Porter had a good game for St. Francis Brooklyn. Manhattan had a much better free throw rate (0.446 vs. 0.309). St. Francis Brooklyn, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.564 vs. 0.491).
The physical Brown offense might be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this matchup. The Bears rank first in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.342, while St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 341st in FTA rate allowed (0.329) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
The Bears won the sole contest against the Terriers last season, 81-71. Brown did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (35-45; 77.8 percent). St. Francis Brooklyn, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.0 vs. 25.9).
Brown Bears at St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Brown, ATS Winner – Brown, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Terriers rank second in three pointers allowed per game (14.9) while the Bears rank 129th (20.6).
- St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 151st in blocks allowed per game (3.5) while Brown ranks 253rd (4.4).
- Brown ranks 99th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 313th (41.8).
- The Terriers rank 73rd in assists allowed per game (12.0) while the Bears rank 245th (14.8).
- St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 63rd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Brown ranks 229th (6.9).