Ivy foes will collide when the Brown Bears (7-7, 0-1 Ivy) meet the Yale Bulldogs (13-4, 1-0 Ivy) at the Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 24, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Yale Bulldogs at Brown Bears Odds Preview
The Bulldogs beat the Howard Bison in their last game, 89-75. With 10 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, Yale’s Jordan Bruner had a good performance. Yale dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.300 (above their season average of 0.237) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.5 (above their season average of 25.0). For those same stats, Howard had marks of 0.172 and 25.0, respectively.
The last time the Bears played it was against the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs won 70-56. The Bulldogs played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.7 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.441. For those same stats, the Bears were 23.2 and 0.375, respectively. Bruner was the game’s top overall scorer with 23 points.
Brown might struggle to score as they square off against one of the country’s best defenses. Yale currently ranks 15th in defensive efficiency, while the Bears rank 280th in offensive efficiency.
Yale at Brown ATS Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Brown, ATS Winner – Brown, O/U – Over
The Bears rank 23rd in blocks per game (5.0) while the Bulldogs rank 93rd in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
Yale ranks 152nd in steals per game (5.9) while Brown ranks 202nd in steals allowed per game (8.9).
Yale averages 39.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 34th in the country. Brown ranks 144th in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).
The Bears average 23.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 100th in the country. The Bulldogs rank 209th in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
Yale ranks 15th in assists per game (16.6) while Brown ranks 116th (13.5).
The Bears’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.8, up from 2.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (1.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.8 points per game (1.9 below their season average).