Saint Peter's vs. Princeton - 12/10/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (3-6) at Saint Peter's Peacocks (3-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Yanitelli Center)
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers and Saint Peter’s Peacocks square off Wednesday night at the Yanitelli Center.
The Princeton Tigers have split their last four games and will play their fourth true road game. On the season, Princeton is averaging 67.8 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 69.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Spencer Weisz leads Princeton with 14.9 points and 3.2 assists while Hans Brase is averaging 12.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. Steven Cook is the third Princeton player averaging double-digit points and Amir Bell is shooting 42.6 percent from the field. The Princeton Tigers are a good offensive team that’s shooting 72.8 percent from the free throw line and 38.3 percent from beyond the arc. The thing that’s killing Princeton is the fact its averaging just 30.1 rebounds per game and allowing teams to shoot 44.7 percent from downtown.
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have won three of their last five games and hope to continue pushing without Desi Washington. On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 59.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 58.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Marvin Dominique leads the peacocks with 15.9 points and 9.2 rebounds while Tyler Gaskins is averaging 7.7 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Quadir Welton is grabbing 5.6 rebounds per game and Trevis Wyche is averaging four assists. Until Washington returns, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks rely on a defense that’s allowed 60 or less points in six straight games and is holding teams to 32.1 percent shooting from deep. Still, Saint Peter’s lack of offense and rebounding (31.2) is killing the Peacocks chances of winning.
The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Peacocks are 7-25-1 ATS in their last 33 home games and 23-47-2 ATS in their last 72 games overall.
Until Washington returns, I don't trust Saint Peter's and the chalk in any game. Princeton is the more balanced team here and has enough offense to win this game on the road outright.