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Yale vs. Penn - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Penn at Yale
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
John J. Lee Amphitheater
New Haven, Connecticut
The Line
The Line: Yale PK -- Over/Under:
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The Penn Quakers and Yale Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

The Penn Quakers look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Penn Quakers are averaging 72.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. AJ Brodeur is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 assists while Devon Goodman is averaging 13.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Antonio Woods is dishing 2.7 assists and Michael Wang is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Penn Quakers have split their last six road games.

The Yale Bulldogs look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 81.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Miye Oni is averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while Alex Copeland is averaging 11.5 points and three assists. Blake Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bruner is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Yale Bulldogs are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Yale Bulldogs haven’t lost a home game yet this season.

The Quakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Ivy League, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulldogs are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 home games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Ivy League and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Quakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Yale and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Bulldogs last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in Quakers last 4 overall.

The home team has won five of the last eight meetings between Penn and Yale, and the Bulldogs have been incredibly good at home this season where they're winning by an average of 13.7 points and allowing just 38.8 percent shooting. The Penn Quakers have been shaky on the road at times this season and haven't been nearly as good defensively as Yale has been. In a true pick em contest, backing the Yale Bulldogs with confidence seems like the right play.

Yale PK

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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