Princeton Tigers vs Yale Bulldogs Prediction, 3/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Princeton Tigers vs Yale Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Location: Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Princeton (+3)
Jadwin Gymnasium is where the Yale Bulldogs (20-7) will take on the Princeton Tigers (19-8) on Sunday. Princeton is 3-point dogs. The betting total is set at 140.5.
The Princeton Tigers faced Penn and took home the win by a score of 77-69 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Tigers finished with 16 while Penn racked up 21 personal fouls. They knocked down 7 out of their 22 tries from beyond the arc. Penn finished 66.7% from the charity stripe by making 10 of 15 tries. Additionally, Penn pulled down 44 rebounds (7 offensive, 37 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Penn distributed 8 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. In relation to defense, Princeton allowed their opponent to shoot 38.2% from the floor on 26 out of 68 shooting. They also distributed 13 assists in the matchup while forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 40 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Tigers made 14 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 82.4%. Princeton finished with a 37.5% field goal percentage (27 of 72) and knocked down 9 of their 37 three-point shots.
Caden Pierce is a player who played a role for this contest. He shot 37.5% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He was on the court for 41 minutes played and also snagged 10 boards. He accounted for 17 points on 6 out of 16 shooting.
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Princeton heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 19-8 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a group are committing 16.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Princeton is grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 368 assists so far this year, which is 300th in the country in terms of passing. The Tigers are shooting 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (229 of 670) and 71.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.0 points per game (78th in the nation) while connecting on 45.9% from the field.
On defense, the Tigers are able to force 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.1 fouls. They are surrendering 32.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 136th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (68.6). Tigers are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.0% (680 of 1,620) and they surrender 32.8 boards per game as a unit. They rank 6th in college basketball in allowing assists with 289 relinquished this season.
The last time they took the court, the Yale Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 84-75 when they faced Brown. Regarding cleaning the glass, Yale allowed Brown to snag 28 in all (6 on the offensive side). They shot 30.8% from three-point range by going 8 out of 26 and ended up going 17 of 19 from the free throw line (89.5%). The Bulldogs allowed Brown to convert 25 of their 58 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 43.1% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs shot 27 for 49 from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.1%. In reference to three-point attempts, Yale converted 7 of their 20 attempts (35.0%). They were able to knock down 23 of them for a rate of 71.9%. Brown was called for 28 personal fouls in this contest which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 32 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this game.
Bez Mbeng pitched in for the Bulldogs in the game. He converted 10 out of 12 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and had 4 rebounds. He tallied 27 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game.
Yale has a record of 20-7 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which ranks 22nd in the nation. Yale has accounted for 2,066 pts so far this season (76.5 per game) and they grab 37.9 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.6 times per game (77th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.1 times per game. The Bulldogs have committed 17.4 personal fouls per contest while shooting 69.4% from the charity stripe.
The Bulldogs are ranked 24th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 62.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the floor (13th in D-1). The Yale defense allows 32.2% on three-point shots (192 of 597) and their opponents are connecting on 68.9% of their foul shots. They have given up 11.0 assists and 31.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 50th and 32nd in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Princeton (+3)
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