The Bears and Lions are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Lions will host the game at Levien Gymnasium in New York, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and Columbia is favored by -4.5 vs. Brown in a Ivy League conference matchup.


The Pick: Columbia Lions -4.5

This game will be played at Levien Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will Columbia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Brown Secure a Road Victory?

Despite being the underdog, Brown has performed better on the road this season compared to their home record. They have gone 4-10 on the road compared to 2-7 at home. The Bears are coming off a 71-64 win over Penn and have gone 2-3 in their last five road games.

Brown has gone 7-17 this season and 3-6 in Ivy League play. They have been the underdog in 15 of their games this season, going 3-12 in those matchups. So far, they have been outscored by an average of 5.0 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, Brown has gone 9-6 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bears have an ATS record of 6-4. On the road, Brown is 8-6 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 road games ATS mark is 6-4.

So far this season, the over/under record for Brown games is 12-11 and today’s line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (141.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and the over/under record during their last 10 games is 6-4.

In their latest game, Brown offense put up 71 points against Penn. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.1% and made 9 threes. Kino Lilly Jr. led the scoring for the Bears, contributing 25 points. Additionally, AJ Lesburt Jr. chipped in with 11 points.

Currently, the Bears’ defense holds the 177th rank in the nation, allowing 72.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Columbia. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.9%.

Can Columbia Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Despite a loss in their last game, Columbia has been excellent at home this season, going 6-3 with an average scoring margin of +5.4 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 8-2.

Overall, the Lions are 13-9 this season and 4-5 in Ivy League play. As the favorite, they have gone 6-2 compared to 4-7 as the underdog. For the season, they have been favored in eight of their games.

As the favorite this season, Columbia has gone 4-3-1 vs the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions have a mark of 5-4-1. At home this year, Columbia has an ATS record of 5-3-1. Over their last three games at home, the Lions are 1-1-1 vs the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Columbia is 11-7-1. So far, their games have averaged 147.4 points, and today’s over/under line is set at 147. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and their games have averaged 147 points in their last five games.

In their recent game, the Lions’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 78.2 points per contest. Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is leading the team in scoring at 13.9 points per contest. Avery Brown has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.6 going into the game.

At this time, the Lions’ defense is positioned 120th in the country, permitting 70.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Columbia’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.5% this season.