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Pennsylvania vs Yale Basketball Picks 2-16-24

Yale Bulldogs (16-6) vs. Pennsylvania Quakers (9-13)
February 16, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers +6; Over/Under: +138
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The Yale Bulldogs and the Penn Quakers meet in college basketball action from the Palestra on Friday night. Who comes out on top in this Ivy League matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Yale vs. Penn Prediction.

Yale Team Preview

The Yale Bulldogs come into this one looking to add to their nine-game win streak after an 80-78 win over Cornell last time out. Danny Wolf leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 PPG and 9.8 RPG while Bez Mbeng has 12.2 PPG with 4.3 RPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Bulldogs in the assist department this season. John Poulakidas has 12.7 PPG and Matt Knowling has 11.4 PPG with 4.8 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Yale up to this point in the year. August Mahoney also has 9.4 PPG as well for Yale this season. As a team, Yale is averaging 76.1 PPG on 46.6% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 72.3% from the foul line this season.

Penn Team Preview

The Penn Quakers come into this one looking to snap a six-game losing streak after a 77-70 loss to Princeton last time out. Clark Slajchert has 16.9 PPG with 3.1 RPG and 3 APG in 15 games while Tyler Perkins has 14.5 PPG with 5.7 RPG. Sam Brown has 11.2 PPG with 3.4 RPG and Nick Spinoso has 10.6 PPG with team-highs of 7.7 RPG and 3.3 APG to lead the Quakers in rebounding and assists while rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Penn up to this point in the year. As a team, Penn is averaging 74.2 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field, 36.7% from three and 68% from the foul line this season.

Yale vs. Penn Prediction

I’m on Yale in this one. The Bulldogs are the class of the Ivy League this season and Penn, while not out of the race, finds themselves at the bottom of the barrel in the conference and there’s a clear distinction between these two teams at this point in the year. Yale’s delivered in every road test they’ve been given up to this point and I think they deliver here as well. Give me Yale laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Yale -6

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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