The No. 2 seed Princeton Tigers (19-8, 10-4 Ivy League) will meet the No. 3 seed Pennsylvania Quakers (17-12, 9-5 Ivy League) in the Ivy League Tournament Saturday at Jadwin Gymnasium, tipping off at 1:30 PM.
The Tigers square off with the Quakers in a game that Princeton is currently a slim favorite by 1.5 points. The matchup has an over/under of 147.
Princeton vs. Pennsylvania Odds
Point Spread for Princeton vs. Pennsylvania
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Princeton as the favorite.
Princeton vs. Pennsylvania Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Princeton has -133 odds to pick up the win, while Pennsylvania is listed at +113 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 147 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPNU
- Location: Princeton, New Jersey
- Arena: Jadwin Gymnasium
Princeton vs. Pennsylvania Betting Trends
Princeton is 13-12-0 against the spread this season. The Tigers have won in 14, or 70%, of the 20 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Princeton’s games this year have gone over the total in 14 out of 28 opportunities (50%).
Pennsylvania has played 28 games, with 15 wins, against the spread. The Quakers have been the underdog on the moneyline 12 total times this season. They’ve finished 4-8 in those games. Pennsylvania’s games this season have gone over the total in 16 of 28 opportunities (57.1%).
Princeton vs. Pennsylvania Key Players to Watch
Matt Allocco averages 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2 assists per contest, shooting 49.5% from the floor and 40.2% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per contest. Caden Pierce is tops on his team in rebounds per game (6.8), and also averages 8 points and 1.1 assists. At the other end, he averages 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Ryan Langborg puts up 12 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
Jordan Dingle is the Quakers’ top scorer (23.6 points per game, second in college basketball) and assist man (2.1), and delivers 3.6 rebounds. Nick Spinoso is posting a team-best 3.1 assists per contest. He’s also producing 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds, making 52.7% of his shots from the floor. The Quakers get 11 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1 assists per game from Max Martz. The Quakers receive 13.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Clark Slajchert.
What you need to know about the Princeton Tigers
Princeton’s Ivy League games have gone over the point total eight out of 14 times this season. With 76 points per game on offense, the Tigers are 79th in college basketball. At the other end of the court, they cede 68.6 points per contest, which ranks 133rd in college basketball. Princeton is allowing 30 rebounds per game this year (105th-ranked in college basketball), but it has provided a lift by averaging 35.9 rebounds per game (12th-best).
Offensively, the Tigers have fared better when playing at home this year, scoring 81.8 points per game, compared to 72.4 per game away from home. Princeton is making 8.5 threes per game (62nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 34.2% three-point percentage (177th-ranked). The Tigers are giving up 6.3 treys per game (63rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 32% (74th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The Tigers are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 games. Seven of Princeton’s past 10 contests have hit the over. On offense, Princeton has picked up its production a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 77.9 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 76 it has racked up over the course of this season. Princeton has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 75.3 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 68.6 points per game its opponents are averaging over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Pennsylvania Quakers
Pennsylvania and its opponents have combined to hit the over eight out of 14 times this year in Ivy League play. At 75.1 points scored per game and 71.8 points conceded, the Quakers are 99th in college basketball on offense and 233rd defensively. At 34.4 rebounds per game and 29.7 rebounds conceded, Pennsylvania is 43rd and 91st in the nation, respectively.
The Quakers are putting up more points at home (80.1 per game) than away (69.9). Pennsylvania is 93rd in college basketball in 3-pointers made (8.1 per game) and 95th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Quakers give up 8.7 3-pointers per game and concede 32.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 332nd and 103rd, respectively, in the country.
The Quakers have a 6-3-1 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall in their last 10 games. Five of Pennsylvania’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. Over its last 10 games, Pennsylvania is posting 78.2 points per game, 3.1 more than its season average (75.1). Over their last 10 games, the Quakers are surrendering 70.2 points per game, compared to their season average of 71.8 points allowed.
Princeton vs. Pennsylvania Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Princeton, and we expect that Princeton will cover the spread (Princeton -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 147 points.
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