Pennsylvania vs. Princeton - 1/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (7-7) at Pennsylvania Quakers (9-5)
College Basketball: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports
The Princeton Tigers and Penn Quakers meet Friday in college basketball action at The Palestra.
The Princeton Tigers look for a big victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Princeton Tigers are averaging 70 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Devin Cannady is averaging 18.4 points and 4.8 rebounds while Myles Stephens is averaging 14.7 points and 1.9 assists. Amir Bell is dishing four assists and Sebastian Much is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Princeton Tigers are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Princeton Tigers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game. The Princeton Tigers have won four of their last five road games.
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The Penn Quakers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Penn Quakers are averaging 77.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Ryan Betley is averaging 14.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while AJ Brodeur is averaging 10.4 points and 2.6 assists. Darnell Foreman is the third double-digit scorer and Max Rothschild is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Penn Quakers have won three of their last five home games.
The Tigers are 38-16 ATS in their last 54 Friday games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Ivy League and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Quakers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ivy League, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The road team is 14-5-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Pennsylvania.
The Princeton Tigers have won each of the last eight meetings against Penn and heads into this game with experience winning on the road. The Tigers have also been very kind to us in terms of covering numbers. When you consider the history between these teams and see that Princeton is no stranger to winning away from home, you have to like the value of the free bucket here.