The Princeton Tigers (10-9, 5-1 Ivy) will try to lengthen their five-game home winning streak in a matchup against the Yale Bulldogs (17-5, 5-1 Ivy) at L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 14, 2020, and will air on ESPNews.
Yale Bulldogs vs. Princeton Tigers Free Prediction
The Bulldogs come in on a high note after blowing out the Dartmouth Big Green in their last game, 75-57. The Bulldogs held the Big Green to an offensive rebounding percentage of 6.3 (below their season average of 21.5) and had a free throw rate of 0.250 (above their season average of 0.242). Paul Atkinson led the way for Yale, putting up 17 points and eight rebounds.
The last time the Tigers were in action, they were victorious over the Columbia Lions, 81-74. One of Princeton’s largest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 17-18 (94.4 percent), while the Lions were 9-11 (81.8 percent). Jaelin Llewellyn led Princeton in scoring with 19 points on 4-for-12 shooting from the field.
This matchup pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defensesPrinceton ranks 28th in effective field goal percentage (0.541), while Yale is 13th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.438). Furthermore, the Bulldogs, who rank 263rd in offensive rebounding percentage (25.7 percent), will face off against the Tigers, who rank 49th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.5 percent).
After the Bulldogs won all three meetings against the Tigers last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent game, Yale won 83-77. The Bulldogs had a better turnover percentage (10.5 vs. 12.4) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.549 vs. 0.500).
Yale Bulldogs vs. Princeton Tigers Betting Pick
Free College Basketball Pick: , ATS Winner – Princeton, O/U – Under
Princeton ranks 12th in three pointers allowed per game (17.1) while Yale ranks 233rd (23.9).
The Bulldogs rank 37th in rebounds per game (39.0) while the Tigers rank 258th (32.6).
Yale ranks ninth in assists per game (16.8) while Princeton ranks 134th (13.3).
The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.8, up from 13.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 55.8 points per game (12.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 52.0 points per game (15.2 below their season average).