Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bears and Tigers. The game is starting at 11:00 ET on ESPNU, and it’s hosted by the Tigers at Levien Gymnasium in New York, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Ivy League conference contest is set at 140.5 points, with Princeton being favored by -9.5 at home against Brown.

BROWN BEARS VS PRINCETON TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Brown Bears +9.5

This game will be played at Levien Gymnasium at 11:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE BROWN BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Princeton winning straight-up, we like Brown at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Bears Have a Shot at a Road Win?

After winning their last game over Dartmouth by a score of 89-67, the Brown Bears have won four straight games. They have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games on the road, and their record on the season is 12-17.

As a team, Brown has gone 5-12 when listed as the underdog this season. For the year, they have gone 6-10 on the road, and their average scoring margin in these games is -4.0 points per game.

As the underdog, Brown has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 11-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bears have an impressive ATS record of 8-2. On the road this season, Brown has an ATS mark of 10-6.

Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is right in line with the average scoring in Brown’s games this season (142.2 points per game). So far, 13 of their 26 games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 153 points per game compared to their season average of 142.2 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Brown’s offense scored 89 points against Dartmouth. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.7%, and they went 5/8 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Kimo Ferrari with 39 points. Nana Owusu-Anane also added 13 points for the Bears.

At this time, the Bears’ defense is positioned 169th in the country, permitting 71.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Dartmouth, the Big Green finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 67 points vs. Brown.

Will Princeton Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Princeton enters tonight’s game as the favorite, which is a role they have become accustomed to this season. Overall, the Tigers have been favored in 20 of their 27 games, going 19-1 in those contests. They have yet to lose at home this season, going a perfect 10-0.

Coming off a 105-83 win over Penn, Princeton has now won nine straight games. Over the course of their current 10-game home winning streak, the Tigers have gone a perfect 10-0.

When looking at Princeton’s ATS record this season, they are currently 14-11. At home, the Tigers have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Princeton has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Princeton games is 10-14-1. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (141.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.

In their latest game, Princeton offense put up 105 points against Penn. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 58.1% and made 17 threes. Xaivian Lee is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 17.7. Meanwhile, Caden Pierce also brings a PPG average of 16.3 into the game.

In the current season, the Princeton defense has excelled, sitting 20th in the nation by allowing 65.1 points per game. In today’s game vs. Brown, the Princeton defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Princeton made 17 free-throws vs. the Tigers.