The Yale Bulldogs will host the Brown Bears in IVY League action Friday night from the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bears tallied a 79-65 win against DIII Johnson & Wales in their latest game, and the Bulldogs also battled DIII Johnson & Wales last time out and won 108-58. Yale defeated Brown in both meetings last season.
Brown Targets Third Straight Victory
The Brown Bears tip-off conference playing hunting for their third straight win. The Bears tallied a big 85-75 home win against a strong Rhode Island squad, followed by their easy 79-65 win against DIII Johnson & Wales in their latest action. Brown is 2-3 in their last five games overall.
Keep an eye out for Brandon Anderson in this game. The senior guard has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury and is questionable. He has surpassed the 20 point mark five times this season. Anderson and is sporting an average of 20.3 PPG on 41.8% shooting. Tamenang Choh has only reached double-digits in one out of his last three games. The junior forward is still averaging a solid 12.9 points along with 8 rebounds per game. Zach Hunsaker is 9 for 15 from the field in his last two games. The senior guard is only shooting 33% on an average of 10.8 points.
A glimpse of the @BrownBasketball confidence heading into Ivy League play:— Morey Hershgordon (@MHershgordon) January 14, 2020
"Friday is a big step in our goal to win an Ivy League Championship" @mmartinbrown
"Every game is treated like a championship .. you have to take it one game at a time" @brandon_and1 pic.twitter.com/1ek7L1kjkU
Brown is placed 210th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and are a poor 1-5 on the road. The Bears are scoring an average of 69.9 points, ranking them 228th overall. Brown is allowing an average of 71.1 points, positioning them 232nd in DI.
Yale Enters Ivy League Play Red Hot
The Yale Bulldogs head into their IVY League opener with confidence. They have won eight out of their last nine games overall with their lone loss in that span coming against the Tar Heels in a narrow 70-67 road defeat. They tallied an 88-58 home win against DIII Johnson & Wales in their previous game.
Paul Atkinson is having a terrific season and does not miss many shots. The junior forward has posted a field goal efficiency of at least 60% in seven out of his last eight games. Atkinson features an average of 16.5 PPG and 7.2 RPG. Azar Swain is red-hot, sinking at least 19 points in three out of his last four games. The junior guard has increased his season average to 15.6 PPG and 4.1 RPG. Jordan Bruner is also in a groove, registering three straight double-doubles. The senior forward owns great stats, compiling an average of 12.3 points and 9.6 rebounds.
The Bulldogs are ranked 59th in DI in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and stand at 4-0 on their home floor. Yale is currently averaging 75.3 points, ranking them 93rd in all of DI. They are an outstanding defensive team that is holding opponents to only 62.3 points, good for 45th overall.
The Brown Bears are:
- 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up win.
- 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
The top supporting trends found on donbest.com are: The Yale Bulldogs are:
- 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight-up win.
- 14-4-1 ATS in their last 19 home games.
- 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Friday games.