Princeton vs. BYU - 11/15/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (1-0) at Princeton Tigers (0-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)
The Line: Princeton Tigers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers lock horns with the Brigham Young Cougars in Wednesday college basketball.
The Brigham Young Cougars are on the road looking for their second win when they face the Princeton Tigers. Brigham Young began the year with a 91-61 rout of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils. The Cougars opened up a 24 point lead after 20 minutes and were never challenged. BYU limited the Delta Devils to 37.5% shooting who had limited offensive options to begin with. MVSU were outrebounded 38-23 and could not stop the Brigham Young marksmen who fired away at almost 59%.
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Four Cougars scored in double figures led by Elijah Bryant with a game high 27 points on 10-11 including six bombs and six pulls. TJ Haws hit 4-7 for 14 points and posted five assists while Yoeli Childs added 13 points, ten rebounds and six helpers. Zac Seljaas and Dalton Nixon tossed in eleven and eight points respectively with Nixon logging six boards. BYU was just too big with too many options for the Delta Devils.
The Princeton Tigers face the Brigham Young Cougars Wednesday hoping to avoid an 0-2 start. Princeton began the season with an 85-75 defeat at the Butler Bulldogs as a 9.5 point underdog. The Tigers trailed by ten at the break and traded baskets the rest of the way with their defense unable to get stops. The Bulldogs connected at 54.4% and owned a 28-18 margin on the backboards to help garner 12 more shot attempts which was decisive with Princeton sinking shots at 55.6% themselves.
Amir Bell was top gun for the Tigers with a game high 22 points with four yanks on 7-13 from the field while Myles Stephens was right in his shadow with 21 points, four pulls and four helpers on 9-14 accuracy. Devin Cannady connected on four bombs for 12 points followed by a seven point effort from Alec Brennan. The boxscore told the story for Princeton as they needed both rebounding and a few secondary scoring options.
Brigham Young are 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. Princeton are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
I think Brigham Young is a step below where they have been but I’m not sure I’d give them the points here…