Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Yale Bulldogs - 2/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (16-7) at Pennsylvania Quakers (7-12)
College Basketball: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn Quakers look to put on a show for The Palestra when Ivy League power the Yale Bulldogs visit.
The Yale Bulldogs have been able to score and defend and with that being the case they have been deemed the lone challenger to Harvard in the Ivy League. Ironically the Bulldogs are coming off of a 52-50 loss to the visiting Crimson which put an end to a six game winning streak. The Bulldogs defense wasn't enough with eleven first half points and 31.5% shooting doing them in. Harvard countered with 40% shooting which was just enough to squeeze out the win. Yale received eleven and ten point efforts from Jack Montague and Matt Townsend with Townsend the only player to shoot 50%. Javier Duran and Justin Sears score nine points apiece and combined for 17 points but only eleven points came from the rest of the team.
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The Penn Quakers look better to me then I've seen in years but they are being outscored 67-62 which has led to a 7-12 record. These numbers have to improve at both ends of the floor but didn't in an 83-56 defeat at conference rival Columbia on Saturday as a 7.5 point underdog. The Lions never gave the visitors a chance as they opened up a 46-19 lead heading to the locker room. Columbia burned the nets at 55% including a 15-26 mark from beyond the arc. The Quakers responded with 31.5% shooting and were simply outgunned. Sam Jones was the lone Quakers offensive weapon and only double digit scorer with a game high 23 points on 8-14 from the field with Matt Howard and Antonio Woods netting nine points each with Howard posting five boards.
The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. Yale are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. The Quakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. Penn are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 Friday games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. I was hoping for a little better number but I'll go with the Bulldogs who can't afford another conference loss...