Yale Bulldogs visit Pennsylvania Quakers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Yale Bulldogs vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Palestra Friday as host Pennsylvania looks to handle the Yale Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.
The Quakers sit at 4-16 (7-7-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 7-14 (6-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Pennsylvania is 5-5 OU, and Yale is 7-1 OU.
The Quakers were listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Quakers, most recently No. 314 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 154 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-59 victory for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pennsylvania's No. 309-rated squad against Yale's No. 135-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pennsylvania rates No. 230 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 202 nationally with 5.9 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Yale owns the country's No. 146-rated mark, allowing 68.7 points per game on the highway. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, rates No. 287 in scoring at home.
Yale was a 71-62 loser in its last match on the road against Dartmouth. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Austin Morgan scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 71-62 to Dartmouth at Leede Arena on Saturday).
Pennsylvania was a 71-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Pennsylvania suffered a 71-69 loss against Cornell on Saturday, getting 14 points from Patrick Lucas-Perry in a losing effort at The Palestra.
Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Princeton are 7-3
After playing Dartmouth are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Brown are 4-6
After playing Cornell are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bulldogs at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Yale is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Yale is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Yale is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Yale
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games when playing Yale
Pennsylvania is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Yale
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games when playing at home against Yale
Yale at Princeton, Saturday, February 9
Pennsylvania home to Brown, Saturday, February 9