Pennsylvania Quakers take on Tigers in NCAA basketball test
Pennsylvania Quakers vs Princeton Tigers Odds
The Princeton Tigers will be trying to slam the Pennsylvania Quakers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Jadwin Gymnasium in college betting action.
Princeton will face the 2-12 Quakers, who own a 4-5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 1-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Quakers are 2-3 favoring the OVER.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Quakers were listed as 15.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Quakers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Princeton is rated No. 213 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pennsylvania is at No. 300. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-56 win for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Princeton's No. 323-rated squad against Pennsylvania's No. 302-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Princeton rates No. 173 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 237 nationally with 5.6 per match.
Defensively, Pennsylvania features the nation's No. 228-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Princeton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 309 nationally in scoring at home.
Pennsylvania was an 85-83 loser in its last match at home against Lafayette. Dau Jok scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Quakers to a win (they lost 85-83 to Lafayette at The Palestra on Tuesday).
Princeton was a 74-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Elon. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Ian Hummer went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Princeton over Elon, 74-64, on Saturday at Alumni Gym.
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NJIT are 0-2
After playing Lafayette are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing College of New Jersey are 2-0
After playing Elon are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Quakers at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games when playing on the road against Princeton
Pennsylvania is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Princeton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pennsylvania
Princeton is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Princeton's last 5 games when playing at home against Pennsylvania
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Princeton's last 9 games when playing Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania at NJIT, Thursday, January 17
Princeton home to College of New Jersey, Sunday, January 27