Pennsylvania vs. Brown - 2/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pennsylvania vs. Brown - 2/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Brown Bears (11-8) at Pennsylvania Quakers (12-7)

College Basketball: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)

The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers -7 -- Over/Under: 142.5

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The Brown Bears will travel to The Palestra to take on the Pennsylvania Quakers this Friday night in College Basketball action.

The Brown Bears won their 4th straight game and improved to 11-8 (4-2 Ivy League) on the season after defeating the Harvard Crimson, 72-71, this past Saturday night. In a tight back and forth contest in the 2nd half, Brown was able to pull of a stunning victory after the Bears Tamenang Choh was able to convert a three-point play with less than a second left in regulation. Brown shot 42.6% from the field and 87.5% (28-32) from the free-throw line in the victory. Leading the way for the Bears was Brandon Anderson who had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals.

On the season, Brown is averaging 69.1 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field. The Bears are averaging 7.1 three-pointers per game on 32.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Brown has been led by Brandon Anderson (17.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg), Tamenang Choh (13.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.2 apg), and Zach Hunsaker (11.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.4 spg).

Defensively, Brown is allowing their opponents to average 70.1 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Bears have a rebound margin of 4.9 and a turnover margin of -2.3.

The Pennsylvania Quakers won their 5th consecutive game and improved to 12-7 (4-2 Ivy League) on the season after defeating the Cornell Big Red, 79-73, this past Sunday. Pennsylvania was solid from the field and was able to pull away late after taking a 75-69 lead with just 1:10 left in regulation. Pennsylvania shot 53.6% from the field and committed just 7 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Quakers was AJ Brodeur who had 10 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 blocks.

On the season, Pennsylvania is averaging 75.1 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field. The Quakers are averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game on 32.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Pennsylvania has been led by AJ Brodeur (16.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.7 bpg), Jordan Dingle (14.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Devon Goodman (13.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg).

Defensively, Pennsylvania is allowing their opponents to average 71.7 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Quakers have a rebound margin of -1.1 and a turnover margin of -0.9.

The Bears are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Pennsylvania. The Quakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and are 12-6 ATS this season.

The Bears have been decent on the defense end this season, coming into this game ranked 48th in rebound margin & 41st in blocks per game, however, Brown can struggle offensively as they come into this game ranked just 245th in scoring offense & 308th in FG%.

Pennsylvania has been led by their offense this season which ranks 85th in scoring offense, 57th in FG%, and 65th in three-pointers made per game.

Brown has had a lot of success at home this season, however, the same can’t be said on the road as the Bears come into this game with just a 1-6 record on the road. Pennsylvania has been impressive at home this season, including a 66-59 victory agianst Temple, and as I think the AJ Brodeur and the Quakers offense will be too much for the Bears, I’m taking Pennsylvania to cover this mid-range spread.

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Brett’s Pick Pennsylvania Quakers -7

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