Brown Bears vs. Yale Bulldogs ATS Prediction 01/17/20

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The Brown Bears (7-6) visit John J. Lee Amphitheater to challenge the Yale Bulldogs (11-4). The Bears can snap a five-game road losing streak. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Brown Bears at Yale Bulldogs Betting Odds

Both teams had no trouble getting past their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Johnson & Wales (RI) Wildcats 108-58, while the Bears beat the Johnson & Wales (RI) Wildcats 79-53.

The Bears had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.627 vs. 0.333) and had a better free throw rate (0.182 vs. 0.136). Meanwhile, Yale dominated every facet of their game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 54.5 (above their season average of 22.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.645 (above their season average of 0.535). For those same stats, Johnson & Wales (RI) put up marks of 20.4 and 0.367, respectively. Yale was lifted by Paul Atkinson, who recorded 14 points and seven rebounds. Dan Friday, meanwhile had a good outing for Brown, contributing 10 points.

The Bulldogs dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last game, Yale won 79-71. The Bulldogs’ 28.9 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Bears, who had a mark of 18.2. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The sweet-shooting offense of Yale will square off against the mid-tier defense of Brown. The Bulldogs currently rank 20th in effective field goal percentage (0.544), while the Bears are 145th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.474). The Bulldogs figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

Brown Bears at Yale Bulldogs Free Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Yale, ATS Winner – Yale, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Brown ranks 87th in three pointers attempted per game (23.6) while Yale ranks 209th in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).
  • The Bears rank 82nd in steals per game (6.9) while the Bulldogs rank 144th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
  • Yale ranks 48th in blocks per game (4.1) while Brown ranks 87th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Bulldogs average 39.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 57th in the country. The Bears rank 170th in rebounds allowed per game (35.2).
  • Yale ranks 13th in assists per game (16.6) while Brown ranks 125th (13.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (2.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.6 points per game (1.3 above their season average).
  • The Bears’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.2, up from 1.2 for the season.