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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Tigers over Quakers

Princeton TigersPennsylvania Quakers
11-2January 11, 2014, 06:00 | Palestra2-10

The Pennsylvania Quakers will try to cover the spread at Palestra on Saturday when they get a visit from the Princeton Tigers in NCAA basketball action.

The Quakers sport a record of 2-10 and 4-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 11-2 and 5-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-5 for the Quakers and 6-2 for the Tigers.

View Princeton Tigers vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds and Stats.

Pennsylvania opened as 5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Quakers at No. 314 and the Tigers at No. 63 heading into this contest.

Princeton won its last outing, an 80-74 result against Liberty on January 4. The Tigers grabbed an 80-74 win over the Flames on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from T.J. Bray at Vines Center.

In their last action, Pennsylvania was a 76-57 loser at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Tony Hicks scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Quakers to a win (they lost 76-57 to La Salle at Palestra on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pennsylvania's No. 182-ranked scoring average of 70.5 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 82 and allowing 67.31 PPG. The Quakers FG% has averaged 43.43% to date this season, less than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (45.72% per game).

A few Tigers at Quakers trends to consider:
Princeton is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Princeton is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Princeton is 7-16-1 ATS in its last 24 games when playing Pennsylvania
Princeton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Pennsylvania is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pennsylvania is 16-7-1 ATS in its last 24 games when playing Princeton
Pennsylvania is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Princeton

Next up:
Princeton home to Kean, Sunday, January 26th
Pennsylvania at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, January 18th