Providence Friars vs. Yale Bulldogs - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (5-1) at Providence Friars (5-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS 1
The Yale Bulldogs look to continue their hot start when they face the #25 Providence Friars on Friday.
After an overtime loss to Quinnipiac in the season opener, the Yale Bulldogs ripped off five consecutive victories following an 82-60 rout of Lafayette on Wednesday. The Bulldogs dominated from the opening tip and led 51-28 to essentially put this one away. The Leopards connected at 44.6% with most of the success coming in the second half when the Bulldogs took their foot off the gas. Yale nailed half their looks including a 9-20 performance on threes and a 45-28 advantage on the backboards. Justin Sears tossed in a game high 17 points and grabbed nine boards followed by Javier Duren with 15 points and seven boards. Armani Cotton and Makai Mason tossed in eleven and ten points with Cotton grabbing a game best 13 rebounds.
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The Providence Friars might be one of the surprise teams in the country as they are off to a 5-0 start to the season. The Friars are coming off of a 75-74 decision aagainst visiting Notre Dame as a five point home dog. Fans of running the floor with plenty of scoring and end to end action loved this one with the Fighting Irish sinking half their looks with the Friars countering with 56% accuracy which added up to a few more baskets to get the win. This game was won by the Friars LaDontae Henton who was a man among boys with 38 points on 14-19 from the field with Tyler Harris checking in with 17 points on 7-13. Nobody else scored more then six points but with Henton going nuts there wasn't much needed from the remainder of the rotation.
Yale are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games while the Bulldogs are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big East. For Providence the over is 8-1 in PROV last 9 home games and is 19-7 in PROV last 26 overall while the under is 10-4 in PROV last 14 non-conference games. I think we need to see more of these teams to get a better understanding of them. Providence is the better team and win this so the question is whether Yale can keep offensively because points will be scored...