The Brown Bears (7-6) will attempt to end their five-game road losing streak in a matchup against the Yale Bulldogs (11-4) at John J. Lee Amphitheater. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 17, 2020.
Brown Bears vs. Yale Bulldogs ATS Prediction
The Bears come in on a high note after blowing out the Johnson & Wales (RI) Wildcats in their last matchup, 79-53. Brown couldn’t miss, shooting 56.4 percent from the field. Johnson & Wales (RI), meanwhile, had a field goal percentage of just 31.8. Dan Friday fueled Brown with 10 points.
In the Bulldogs’ last matchup, they won big over the Johnson & Wales (RI) Wildcats, 108-58. The Bulldogs had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 54.5 (above their season average of 22.6) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.645 (above their season average of 0.535). With 14 points and seven rebounds, Paul Atkinson played well for Yale.
The sweet-shooting offense of Yale (20th in the country with an effective field goal percentage 0.544) will battle against the mid-tier defense of Brown (145th in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.474). The Bulldogs figure to have the edge on that end of the court.
After the Bulldogs won both contests against the Bears last season, these teams will battle for the first time this year. In the most recent matchup, Yale won 79-71. The Bulldogs had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.9 vs. 18.2) and had a better free throw rate (0.242 vs. 0.182).
Brown Bears at Yale Bulldogs ATS Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Brown, O/U – Under
Yale ranks 13th in assists per game (16.6) while Brown ranks 125th (13.8).
The Bears’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.2, up from 1.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (2.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.6 points per game (1.3 above their season average).