Brown vs. Columbia - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Columbia Lions (6-12) at Brown Bears (7-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears -7 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Columbia Lions and the Brown Bears meet in college basketball action from Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday.
Columbia enters this one at 6-13 overall. After consecutive wins over Mount St. Vincent and Cornell, the Lions have lost their last two games to Cornell and Yale.
In the loss to the Bulldogs, Columbia’s Mike Smith led the team with 20 points, two rebounds and one assist. Tai Bibbs added 12 points and seven boards there, and both Jake Kilingsworth and Jack Forrest had 11 points apiece.
Over on the Brown side, they’re 8-8 this year. The Bears are 3-2 in their last five games, falling to Yale twice while otherwise beating Rhode Island, JWU-Providence and Cornell in that time.
In the win over the Red on Friday, Brown’s Zach Hunsaker led the team on 20 points, five rebounds and three steals. Tamenang Choh added 14 points with six rebounds and four assists in that one.
The over is 3-1-1 in the Bears’ last five Saturday games and 4-1 in their last five at home versus a team with a losing road record. Brown is 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 as a favorite and the over is 3-1-1 in their last five as a home favorite.
Meanwhile, the Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games versus a team with a winning road record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven as an underdog. Columbia is 0-5 ATS in their last five road games and 2-6 in their last eight overall.
Columbia looked pretty good in their home game versus Cornell but couldn’t get going in the 62-50 road loss last weekend. The Lions have posted just 173 combined points across their last three games.
As for Brown, they’ve looked pretty solid over their last five games when they’re not playing Yale, and they’ve got at least 74 points in each of their last three wins. I’m sticking with Brown to keep it going and cover here.