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Princeton vs Delaware 12/16/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (6-4) vs. Princeton Tigers (8-3)
December 16, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Princeton Tigers -7.5 / Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens +7.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Delaware Blue Hens and the Princeton Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday night.

The Delaware Blue Hens will look to build on their current three-game win streak after a 75-64 win over Siena last time out. Jameer Nelson Jr. leads the Blue Hens in scoring and assists with 19.9 PPG and 3.1 APG with 4.7 RPG as well while Jyare Davis has 16.5 PPG with 4.6 RPG and 2.9 APG this season. L.J. Owens also has 11.4 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Delaware up to this point in the season while Christian Ray also has a team-high 10.6 RPG to lead Delaware in rebounding up to this point in the season. As a team, Delaware is averaging 71.8 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 31.7% from three and 70.9% from the foul line this season.

The Princeton Tigers will hope to bounce back from a 70-64 loss to Iona last time out. Tosan Evbuomwan leads the Tigers in scoring, rebounding and assists with 13.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG and 3.7 APG while Ryan Langborg has 11.5 PPG and Matt Allocco has 10.3 PPG with 5.7 RPG this season. Keeshawn Kellman has 10.5 PPG with 4.8 RPG to finish off the scoring in double figures this season. As a team, Princeton is averaging 75.9 PPG on 48.4% shooting from the field, 35% from three and 70% from the foul line this season.

Delaware is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Princeton is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.

Delaware’s started to pick up their play at home and that includes the solid wins over Siena and Davidson. The issue here is that they’re on the road for this game, and they’ve had issues with not only winning games on the road, but keeping their losses close. Princeton has had ups and downs themselves at home, but I just feel that Princeton is the better team on both ends of the floor and should have no issue getting it done here. Give me Princeton.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Princeton -7.5

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