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Friday’s Ivy League Betting Preview

With Friday a day off for most NCAAB programs, the Ivy League takes center stage yet again. If you are looking for parity, then the Ivy League is the wrong place to look as five of the eight teams are currently under .500. With a lack of competitiveness on the court, we examine Friday’s schedule to see where bettors may find some juicy angles.

Princeton Tigers @ Cornell Big Red

Princeton has proven to be inconsistent for bettors recently with the Tigers going just 2-1-1 ATS in their past four games. However, the OVER has hit in each of Princeton’s past three games with the team averaging 80.3 points in that span. Junior Henry Caruso has been a big reason why with the forward averaging 20.7 points in the past three.

Cornell has been bad on the court and at the betting window, but they have been a boon for totals action. The OVER is 4-1 in Cornell’s past five outings with a combined average of 148 points per game.

Brown Bears @ Harvard Crimson

Brown has become a surprisingly strong ATS play lately as the Bears have covered in three-straight contests. Brown’s offense has score 86-plus points in two of those three games with the team shooting a combined 50.8 percent from the floor.

Harvard has not covered a game since the start of the 2016 calendar. The past six games with a posted spread, all within the Ivy League, has seen the Crimson fail to pay out for bettors. During Harvard’s current five game losing streak they are averaging a mere 57.6 points per game.

Yale Bulldogs @ Dartmouth Big Green

Yale comes into Friday as one of the most consistent bets within the Ivy League, with the Bulldogs going 4-0-1 ATS in the past five with the OVER hitting in five of their past six. Yale’s offense is second in the Ivy League in scoring while ranking first in field goal percentage.

Dartmouth has been the worst bet in the Ivy League this season with the Big Green going 4-7 ATS. Dartmouth has also covered in just one of their past four games with their offense scoring less than 70 points twice in that span.

Penn Quakers @ Columbia Lions

Each of Penn’s past two games saw the Quakers cover as well as the total going UNDER. Penn has held their opponents to just 60.1 points in those two outings.

Columbia has been the top OVER play in the Ivy League this season as they have topped the closing total in nine of their 14 games with a posted total. If Columbia wants to climb back to the top of the standings, they will need Maodo Lo to bounce back after he had one of the worst performances of his season in the last game.

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