Princeton Tigers vs. Pennsylvania Quakers - 3/11/14
Pennsylvania Quakers (8-19) at Princeton Tigers (19-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Jadwin Gymnasium)
The Line: Princeton Tigers -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
In the last Ivy League matchup of the season, the Pennsylvania Quakers and Princeton Tigers will clash Tuesday night. In the earlier meeting back on January 11, the Quakers won 77-74.
The Quakers have lost six of their last eight games, but are coming off a 69-65 road victory over Cornell. They just haven’t been able to get either side of the ball clicking this season. They’re averaging 68.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 75 points on 42.2 percent shooting. A total of 14 of their 19 losses have come when they’ve allowed 75 or more points. On the road, the Quakers are averaging 64 points and allow 75.2 points. They are 7-16-1 ATS overall and 3-8-1 ATS on the road.
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The Tigers have won five of their last six games and will be playing just their second home game in the month of March. On the season, they’re averaging 71.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 64.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Senior guard T.J. Bray has scored 21 or more points in three straight games. At home, the Tigers average 66.4 points and allow 58.7 points. They are 11-10 ATS overall and 2-6 ATS on their home court.
The Quakers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall and are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six road games. The Tigers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS win. The Quakers have covered six of the last seven meetings that have been played in Princeton.
And that’s the trend you have to follow. When neither team has been great against the number, I’m always willing to back the team getting the points. Pennsylvania gave Princeton a run for its money a couple of months ago, it should be able to happen again in the last game of the season.
Take the points.