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Princeton vs. Yale - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Yale at Princeton
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Jadwin Gymnasium
Princeton, New Jersey
The Line
Princeton Tigers +1.5 O/U: 144
TV Channel
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The Yale Bulldogs and the Princeton Tigers will match up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

Yale comes into this one at 19-7 on the season. The Bulldogs have gone just 1-3 in their last four outings, with a win over Cornell and losses to Harvard, Columbia and Pennsylvania.

In the Penn game, Alex Copeland was the Bulldogs’ top scorer on 19 points with one rebound and two assists. Blake Reynolds was the only other Yale player to finish in double-figures with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Over on the Princeton side, they’re 16-10 this year. The Tigers had a four-game winning streak going entering this month, but they’ve lost their last two straight games versus Harvard last Saturday and Brown Friday.

In the loss to the Bears, Princeton’s top scorer was Richmond Aririguzoh with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Both Jaelin Llewellyn and Myles Stephens finished with 11 points for the Tigers in that one as well, with a combined 10 rebounds and eight assists.

The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning straight-up record and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 versus the Ivy League. Yale is 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six versus a team with a winning straight-up record. Princeton is 0-4 ATS in their last four versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and the under is 9-4-1 in their last 14 overall.

Princeton fell behind 31-23 at halftime of the Brown game, and did close the gap some with a 40-36 push in the second, but it just wasn’t enough. That makes four out of the last six games that Princeton has failed to hit 70 points, and a total of just 121 points over their last pair of outings.

With Yale’s offense performing pretty well lately, this should be a good opportunity for the Bulldogs to go into enemy territory and assert themselves. I’m going with the Bulldogs on the cover.

Yale Bulldogs -1.5

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