Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Quakers and Bears. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bears at Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, RI. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 142 points, and Brown is favored by -2 to win at home against Penn.
PENN QUAKERS VS BROWN BEARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Brown Bears -2
This game will be played at Pizzitola Sports Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.
WHY BET THE BROWN BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bears.
- Not only will Brown pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Does Penn Have What it Takes on the Road?
Through 19 games, Penn has a record of 9-10, including a 1-3 mark in Ivy League play. The Quakers are coming off a three-point loss to Columbia, and they have lost four straight on the road. For the season, Penn is 1-7 away from home, compared to a 6-3 record at home.
As the underdog, the Quakers are 1-5 this year, and they are 6-5 when favored. Penn has been the underdog in six of its 19 games, and the team’s average scoring margin on the road is -10.9 points per game.
As the underdog this season, Penn has gone just 2-4 against the spread. On the road, the Quakers are 2-6 ATS this year and just 2-8 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. Overall, Penn is 7-10 vs. the spread this season.
Today’s over/under line of 142 for Penn’s game against Brown is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.9). So far this season, their over/under record is 9-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2.
The Penn offense is coming off a game where they scored 81 points against Columbia. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.5% and connected on 8 threes. Leading Penn in scoring vs. Columbia was Tyler Perkins with his 25 points. Nick Spinoso also added 17 points for the Quakers.
Coming into today’s game, the Penn defense is giving up an average of 72.7 points per contest. Penn’s three-point defense is currently 194th in the country at 8.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.6% of their shots vs. Penn.
Is It the Bears Game to Lose at Home?
With a 5-14 record, Brown has lost its last two games and is just 1-3 in Ivy League play. At home, the Bears are 1-5 this season and have lost three straight.
Over their last 10 games at home, Brown is 4-6. For the year, the Bears have been the favorite in six games and have gone 2-4.
As the favorite, Brown has struggled against the spread this season, going just 1-5. Their overall ATS mark is 8-10, but they are just 2-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bears are 4-5-1.
On the season, the over/under record for Brown games is 11-7 and today’s line of 142 is right around their average over/under line of 141.9. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points and over their last five games, the average is 149 points. So far this season, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 142 and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.
In their previous game, the Bears’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 70.5 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Kino Lilly Jr., who is averaging 19 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Nana Owusu-Anane also maintains a PPG average of 14.9 heading into game.
At present, the Bears’ defense is nationally ranked 189th, allowing 72.6 points per game. The Brown defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Dartmouth to connect on 12 threes.