Princeton Tigers vs. Yale Bulldogs - 2/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (17-5) at Princeton Tigers (16-5)
College Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)
The Line: Princeton Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Yale Bulldogs travel to the Princeton Tigers with first in the Ivy League up for grabs.
The Yale Bulldogs can both score and defend which is why they are unbeaten in the Ivy League and are riding a 13 game winning streak. The Bulldogs are coming off of a solid 67-55 victory at Harvard as a seven point favorite. Defense was the name of the game with the Crimson held to 26 first half points and facing an eleven point deficit. Yale connected at about 45% with the Crimson hitting at 40% with a 4-16 effort on threes with the Bulldogs hitting four more basket and five more free throws for a comfortable win. Justin Sears led all scorers with 21 points on 7-16 with Makai Mason tossing in 15. Anthony Dallier chipped in with ten points while Nick Victor scored seven points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out six assists.
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It has been a few years but it appears the Princeton Tigers are back to being a team nobody wants to play. The 17-5 Tigers outscore opponents by an 80-68 margin which makes them a threat everytime they step on the hardwood. Princeton has won four straight contests following an 88-83, overtime win at Columbia behind nearly 46% marksmanship and 15 more free throws versus a team that only hit at 39% but totaled 20 more looks at the basket. Devin Cannady gave the Tigers a game high 23 points on 8-12 with Pete Miller adding 20 points and 13 rebounds on 9-10. Amir Bell tossed in 12 points while Henry Caruso and Steven Cook chipped in with nine points each and ten boards between them.
Yale are 18-5-3 ATS in their last 26 road games and over is 6-2 in their last 8 overall while going 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Ivy League. Princeton are 41-15 ATS in their last 56 Friday games and are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 home games. This could be one of the best games to watch although betting it could be nerve racking…