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#867 Princeton 138.5 vs.
#868 Brown -1
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Princeton Tigers vs Brown Bears

Where: Pizzitola Sports Center, Providence, RI

When: Friday, February 28, 7:00 PM. ET.

The Brown Bears will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Cornell when they take on the Princeton Tigers on Friday night.

Tigers Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Tigers have played well over the last week, winning two of their last three games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Bears, which will give them their second win in a row and third win in their last four games.

Princeton is tied for second in the Ivy League standings, one game behind Yale. They will be trying to move into a tie with the Bulldogs with a win on Friday night and some help from Pennsylvania, which plays Yale on Friday. They covered the spread as underdogs in their last two games and have covered the spread in four of their last five games.

The Tigers have played well offensively, averaging 71 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They finished with 65 points in their last game and will need to do a better job offensively if they want to get the win.

Jaelin Llewellyn led the way for the Tigers with 21 points and four rebounds. Richmond Aririguzoh finished with 14 points and five rebounds, while Drew Friberg added 12 points and two rebounds for the Tigers.

Princeton hasn’t played well defensively giving up 70 points per game. They gave up 62 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to get past the Bears.

Bears Going For Fifth Consecutive Home Win

The Bears have played well this season, especially at home where they have won 10 of 12 games. They have won their last four home games and will try to make it five wins in a row with a win over the Tigers. The Bears will also be trying to reduce their two-game deficit in the Ivy League standings with a win on Friday.

Brown has failed to cover the spread in three of the last five games the team was favored to win.

Brown has struggled offensively, averaging 67.7 points per game. The team is shooting 40 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range. They finished with 45 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to beat the Tigers.

Tamenang Choh led the way for the Bears with 13 points and nine rebounds. Jaylan Gainey finished with 11 points and five rebounds, while Zach Hunsaker added nine points and four rebounds for the Bears.

Brown has played well defensively, giving up 69.4 points per game. They gave up 63 points in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to get past the Tigers.

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The Tigers aren’t a good defensive team, especially on the road where they are giving up 75.1 points per game. They will have a hard time slowing down the Bears because Brown has played well offensively at home, averaging 72.7 points per game. The Bears have also played well defensively, giving up 69.4 points per game. They are giving up 66.3 points per game at home and will be able to slow down the Tigers, who are averaging 71.7 points per game on the road. The Bears are also the better rebounding team, averaging 38.7 rebounds per game to Princeton’s 32.1 rebounds per game. With 31 percent of the rebounds coming on the offensive end, the Bears will have more scoring opportunities in this game, giving them the edge.

Prediction: Brown Bears

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The Bears have done well defensively at home, giving up 66.3 points per game. They have held their last four opponents to 66.2 points per game and will keep the Tigers, who are averaging 71.7 points per game on the road, under 70 points in this game. The Tigers haven’t been as good defensively, giving up 75.1 points per game on the road. With the Bears averaging 72.7 points per game at home, expect them to score over 70 points in this game. However, it won’t be enough to take the score over the total. The Bears and Tigers have played under the total in six of their last 10 meetings.

Prediction: Under

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The Tigers will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Bears in the first half of their last three games, averaging 34.7 points per game while the Bears average 26.3 points per game.

Prediction: Princeton Tigers

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The Bears and Tigers are averaging 61 combined points per game the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.