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Princeton vs. Penn - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Princeton Tiger welcome the Penn Quakers to town in the Ivy League opener for both squads in a Saturday college basketball tilt.

The red hot Penn Quakers were cooled off with consecutive defeats after a 76-74 loss to Monmouth in OT as a 13.5 point home favorite. Penn was done in by 34.9% shooting which made the Hawks 43.5% accuracy a winning effort.

The Quakers saw AJ Brodeur toss in a game high 20 points with nine boards, four helpers and two steals on 7-14 marksmanship and 6-13 at the line. 

Penn received 19 points and 12 rebounds from Antonio Woods on 5-18 from the field and 6-6 at the stripe followed by Bryce Washington with 17 points, five pulls and three steals on five long balls.

The Princeton Tigers kick off their conference schedule on the heels of back to back wins after upsetting Arizona State 67-66 as a 14.5 point road dog. Penn held a slight 35.1%-32.3% shooting edge with a 10-2 advantage at the stripe.

Devin Cannady was the Tigers top option with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists on 7-16 accuracy including five bombs with Jerome Desrosiers added 16 points and another nine rebounds on 5-12 from the floor. 

Princeton saw Richmond Arirguzoh and Sebastian Much each toss in 13 points with six boards each with the rest of the team supplying four points.

Penn  are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Ivy League. Princeton are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. Ivy League and Princeton are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. Road team is 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 meeting and Penn are 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

This looks like a toss up but I’m looking Penn to bounce back…

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