Pennsylvania vs Brown Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 2 (Quakers Begin Conference Play With a Victory)

Larry Rupp
Pennsylvania vs Brown prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Pennsylvania vs Brown prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Laurence Kesterson
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Pennsylvania vs Brown Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Pennsylvania (7-7, 0-0 Ivy League) vs. Brown (7-6, 0-0 Ivy League)
  • Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center -- Providence, Rhode Island

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Monday with a thrilling matchup between the Pennsylvania Quakers and Brown Bears. Pennsylvania took down Wilkes by a score of 93-61 on Wednesday thanks to the efforts of Jonah Charles. He led the way with 18 points (5-of-7 shooting).

Meanwhile, Brown is coming off a tough 63-58 loss to Northwestern on Thursday. The Bears shot just 50.0% from the free throw line (11-of-22) and racked up 17 turnovers as well. Sophomore Kino Lilly Jr. scored a team-high 17 points (4-of-11 shooting), while senior Paxson Wojcik tallied 8 rebounds.

Pennsylvania vs Brown Odds & Spread

Pennsylvania enters this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 136.5 points, which is about average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Pennsylvania vs Brown Betting Trends

  • Pennsylvania has seven wins in 13 games against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point favorites or more, the Quakers are 3-3.
  • There have been eight Pennsylvania's games (out of 13) that went over the total this year.
  • Brown has beaten the spread eight times in 12 games.
  • As 1.5-point underdogs or more, the Bears are 3-4 against the spread.
  • Brown has had one game (out of 12) go over the total this year.
Pennsylvania Rank Pennsylvania AVG Brown AVG Brown Rank
142nd 74.1 Points Scored 63.8 341st
282nd 73.1 Points Allowed 63.3 54th
117th 33.9 Rebounds 33.1 153rd
201st 8.6 Off. Rebounds 8.0 247th
64th 8.7 3pt Made 7.7 170th
43rd 16.0 Assists 14.2 136th
152nd 12.1 Turnovers 13.1 255th

Pennsylvania vs Brown Prediction & Pick

This is a rivalry Penn has simply dominated in the past. The Quakers are 108-28 straight up in 136 all-time matchups against Brown and have won eight of the last nine head-to-head meetings. Fans are in for some excitement considering the last game between these foes came down to the final seconds.

I'll ultimately give the edge to the Quakers to begin Ivy League play. Penn is tied for 41st in the country when it comes to assists per game (15.5) and ranks 88th in three-point shooting percentage (35.6%). That should be enough to beat a Bears squad that ranks 308th in points per game (63.8).

Brown is also 0-5 straight up in its last five Monday games, so I'll fade the Bears at home here.

Final Score Prediction: Pennsylvania: 71 | Brown: 65

Pennsylvania vs Brown Best Bet

It's surprising to see the Quakers enter this game as only slight favorites. After all, Penn is 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games against Brown. Head coach Steve Donahue's team is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games overall and 7-2 ATS in its last nine games in January, too.

On the other side, Brown is just 1-7 ATS in its last eight games against an Ivy League opponent. The Bears have lost by at least 2 points in eight of their last 11 games against the Quakers. Forcing a defensive battle seems like the only way Brown would have any chance at keeping this score close.

Bet: Pennsylvania Quakers -1.5 (-108)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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