Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions 2/21/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions 2/21/2020 – The Columbia Lions are on a seven-game losing streak and they find themselves at the bottom of the Ivy League. They hope to stop the bleeding when they host the Brown Bears this Friday, February, 21 at the Francis S. Levien Gymnasium in New York City. ESPN+ is the network that will feature the game live while SofaScore is there for the simulcast for the online live streaming. According to NCAAB Point Spread Picks, the Bears hold the slight upper hand in this game over the Lions.
Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions 2/21/2020
Brown Bears are currently in third place in the Ivy League and they hold a 12-9 record for the season. On the road, this team had a hard time securing a win as they only won twice in nine contests. Heading to this game, this team got their five-game winning streak halted by the Princeton Tigers in a blowout loss, 54-73. Anderson is the best player for this team with 18.5 points per game along with 3.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals. Choh is also a reliable scorer with 13.2 points, 8 rebounds and 3.2 assists while Hunsaker does 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game.
Players to watch: B. Anderson G (19 GP 35.2 MIN 18.5 PTS 3.7 REB 3.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 3.8 TO 38.3 FG% 79.8 FT% 30.2 3PT%), T. Choh F (21 GP 30.4 MIN 13.2 PTS 8 REB 3.2 AST 0.5 STL 0.6 BLK 3.7 TO 40.1 FG% 63.3 FT% 28.3 3PT%), Z. Hunsaker G (21 GP 32 MIN 11.5 PTS 3.7 REB 1.4 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 1.7 TO 37.1 FG% 90.9 FT% 31 3PT%).
The Columbia Lions find themselves at the bottom of the Ivy League with a 6-18 record for this NCAA season. They have lost their last seven games and at home, this team has the best chances of securing a win as they won five out of eight games. The last time the Lions got a victory was back on January 18 against the Cornell Red. To secure this win and stop the losing streak, they need Smith to step up big time as he has always been with 21.6 points per game but he needs to get his teammates to get more involved in the match. Forrest is the second most reliable scorer for them with 10 points along with 3.3 rebounds while Nweke does 9.3 points and 5.1 rebounds.
Players to watch: M. Smith G (24 GP 37.5 MIN 21.6 PTS 4 REB 4.6 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 3 TO 42.7 FG% 77.9 FT% 36 3PT%), J. Forrest G (21 GP 26 MIN 10 PTS 3.3 REB 0.5 AST 0.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.1 TO 41 FG% 72.7 FT% 37.8 3PT%),
Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions Betting Predictions
Brown is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbia’s last 9 games.
Brown Bears vs Columbia Lions Betting Picks
Even with the game being held in their home court, the Lions are seen by Online Betting as the slight underdogs in this game. It is going to be a tough fight and the Lions will give the Bears a challenge if they want to get this win on the road.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Bears in this game is -117 while the Lions are at +103 if they win at home.
Spread: Just a thin one point across the spread for both teams with the Bears sitting at the -1 while the Lions are +1.
Total: 137 points are the estimated total for this match with the Lions going under and the Bears are over.
Score Prediction: 70-67, Bears.