Yale vs. Princeton - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Princeton Tigers (12-11) at Yale Bulldogs (20-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (John J. Lee Amphitheater)
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -9.5 -- Over/Under:
The Princeton Tigers and the Yale Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from Lee Ampitheater on Saturday.
Princeton enters this one at 13-11 on the year. In the last five games, Princeton is 3-2, falling to Yale and Harvard but otherwise taking out Brown, Dartmouth and Brown again during that time.
In the win over Brown, Princeton’s Jaelin Llewellyn was the team’s leading scorer with 19 points, one block, one steal, one assist and six rebounds. Drew Friberg added 13 points with five rebounds and two assist in that one, and Jerome Desrosiers had 12 points and five rebounds.
Over on the Yale side, they’re 21-6 on the season. Since their last loss to Penn, Yale has rattled off three consecutive victories, taking out Cornell, Columbia and Penn in succession during that stretch.
In the win over Penn, Yale’s Paul Atkinson led the team on 18 points with five steals, two assists and six rebounds. Jordan Bruner put up a solid line for Yale there as well with 15 points, four steals, six assists, six rebounds and one block on the evening.
Yale is 20-9 ATS in their last 29 games versus a team with a winning straight-up record and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Yale’s last five Saturday games and 9-1 in their last 10 overall.
Meanwhile, Princeton is 6-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and the under is 5-0 in their last five Saturday games. Princeton is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 overall and 6-1 ATS in their last seven versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
It’s tough telling what to expect out of Princeton on a game-by-game basis lately; it’s largely dependent on the matchup. Princeton doesn’t have much trouble with bad teams like Brown and Columbia, but the last time these teams met up Princeton posted an ugly 88-64 home loss on Valentine’s Day.
As for Yale, they’ve had some hiccups here and there but right now they’re one of the more reliable teams in the Ivy League. I’m sticking with Yale here.