Brown vs Columbia Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/23/24

Columbia (13-9) vs Brown (7-17)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Francis S. Levien Gymnasium)

Betting Odds: Columbia -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Brown Bears need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The Columbia Lions look for a win after winning 4 of their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions prediction.

Brown Bears Betting Preview

The Brown Bears recently beat Penn and lost to Columbia and Princeton. The Brown Bears are averaging 69.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kino Lilly Jr. is averaging 19.1 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Nana Owusu-Anane is averaging 15 points and 8.6 rebounds. Kalu Anya is grabbing 6.7 rebounds, and Luke Paragon is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Brown Bears are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Brown Bears are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. Brown will take on Cornell after this one.

Columbia Lions Betting Preview

The Columbia Lions recently beat Brown and Dartmouth while losing to Harvard. The Columbia Lions are averaging 78.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is averaging 14 points and 3 assists, while Avery Brown is averaging 10.6 points and 3 rebounds. Zavian McLean is dishing 1.8 assists and Blair Thompson is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Columbia Lions are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.

Columbia Lions Team Facts

  • Columbia has lost 17 of its last 18 Friday games.
  • Each of the last five games between Brown and Columbia have produced a total of 152+ points.
  • Columbia has won the first half in each of its last six night games against Brown at Schiller Court at Levien Gymnasium.

Brown Bears Team Facts

  • Brown has won each of its last four games at Schiller Court at Levien Gymnasium.
  • Each of Brown's last eight road games have produced a total of 146 or fewer points.
  • The road team has won the first half in each of Brown's last nine games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Columbia ranks 10th among Division 1 teams for three-point percentage this season (38.5%).
  • Columbia ranks 12th among Division 1 teams for assists per game this season (17.6).

Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions prediction

The Brown Bears enter this game playing poor ball, and now they go on the road, where they're 3-8 SU. The Columbia Lions are 9-3 SU at home, and they clapped Brown two weeks ago by a score of 83-69. Columbia has an edge defensively, and just showed its above average offense can give Brown a world of problems. You can argue this line should be steeper given the form of both teams. Give me Columbia and the reasonable chalk.

Randy’s Pick Columbia -3.5

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