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NCAA hoops odds preview - Yale vs. Pennsylvania

Yale BulldogsPennsylvania Quakers
March 3, 7:00 PM | The Palestra

Yale Bulldogs vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds

19-8TEAM RECORD18-11

The Palestra features an NCAAB clash between the host Pennsylvania Quakers and the visiting Yale Bulldogs in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Quakers bring a 18-11 record (13-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-8 Bulldogs, who are 10-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pennsylvania go 12-13 so far and the Bulldogs go 5-12.

View Yale vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 216-ranked Quakers and the No. 90-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-67 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pennsylvania has the nation's No. 232-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 107 allowing on average 64.5 PPG. The Quakers FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Yale owns the country's No. 178-rated mark, allowing 69.7 points per game on the highway. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, rates No. 269 in scoring at home.

Yale lost its last outing, a 64-57 result against Princeton on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Bulldogs got a 20-point effort from Greg Mangano, who added 14 rebounds, but Princeton still managed to defeat Yale 64-57 Friday at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Pennsylvania won its last outing, a 54-43 result against Brown on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Quakers grabbed a 54-43 win over the Bears on Friday, behind a 19-point effort from Zack Rosen at The Palestra.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Princeton are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Princeton are 7-3
After playing Brown are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games on the road
Yale is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Yale is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pennsylvania is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Yale
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pennsylvania's last 9 games
Pennsylvania is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pennsylvania at Princeton, Tuesday, March 6

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