The Friday night college basketball schedule tips off with an Ivy League battle at 5 p.m. ET when the Columbia Lions (7-17, 2-8) travel to Pizzitola Sports Center to take on the Brown Bears (17-9, 5-5). The Ivy League's automatic NCAA Tournament bid goes to the winner of a four-team playoff, so this game is pivotal for Brown since the Bears are three games out of first place. The Lions will look to play spoiler in a matchup where the Bears are 7.5-point favorites in the latest Brown vs. Columbia odds, with the over-under for total points set at 139. Before locking in any Brown vs. Columbia picks of your own, be sure to use the college basketball predictions from SportsLine's proven model.

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The model has taken into account Brown's strong three-game winning streak. The Bears have also won four of their last five and that run included impressive Ivy League victories over Princeton and Harvard, two of the teams they're trying to catch in the standings. 

Sophomore guard Desmond Cambridge has been the catalyst for the Bears, leading the team with 16.1 points per game this season. He exploded for 30 against Harvard a week ago in a game he hit 5-of-8 shots from beyond the arc.

But there's plenty of reason to believe that the Lions could cover the Columbia vs. Brown spread as well.

Though they are out of conference title consideration and just 7-17 overall, staying competitive hasn't been an issue. Look no further than their matchup with Brown two weeks ago, a game in which the Lions almost pulled off an upset in a 65-63 final. Three Lions hit double-digits in that game, led by 16 points from sophomore guard Gabe Stefanini.

They've had close calls against Harvard, Yale, and Cornell as well and own a winning record against the spread as road underdogs this season..

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