Yale vs. Princeton Ivy League Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 12, 2023

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Yale vs. Princeton Ivy League Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 12, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 1 seed Yale Bulldogs (21-7, 10-4 Ivy League) are favored by three points against the No. 2 Princeton Tigers (20-8, 10-4 Ivy League) in the championship game of the Ivy League tournament on Sunday at 12:00 PM, live on ESPN2. The winner earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 138.5 points.

Yale vs. Princeton Odds

  • Yale odds to win: -170
  • Princeton odds to win: +145
  • Spread: Yale (-3)
  • Total: 138.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: Princeton, New Jersey
  • Venue: Jadwin Gymnasium

Who Will Win Yale vs. Princeton?

Yale and Princeton Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Yale has a 12-6 record against the spread this season when favored by 3 points or more.

In games it has played as at least a 3-point underdog this season, Princeton is 2-1 against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 14.2 more points per game, 152.7, than this matchup’s total of 138.5 points.

Yale and Princeton have seen their opponents average a combined 7.2 fewer points per game than the point total of 138.5 set for this game.

Yale’s average point total in matchups this year is 139.2, 0.7 points higher than the total in this game.

The average total in Tigers games this season is 6.3 more points than the point total of 138.5 in this outing.

The Bulldogs have an 18-8-0 record against the spread this season.

So far this year, the Tigers have put together a 14-12-0 record against the spread.

Yale Stats & Insights

Yale outscores opponents by 14.0 points per game (scoring 76.6 per game to rank 59th in college basketball while allowing 62.6 per contest to rank 20th in college basketball) and has a +394 scoring differential overall.

Yale ranks 25th in college basketball at 35.2 rebounds per game. That’s 6.8 more than the 28.4 its opponents average.

The Bulldogs make 7.5 three-pointers per game (169th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.1 on average.

Yale puts up 101.6 points per 100 possessions (17th in college basketball), while allowing 82.9 points per 100 possessions (10th in college basketball).

Offensively, the Bulldogs have played better at home this year, putting up 83.2 points per game, compared to 71.2 per game away from home.

Princeton Stats & Insights

Princeton outscores opponents by 7.4 points per game (posting 76.1 points per game, 77th in college basketball, and conceding 68.7 per contest, 137th in college basketball) and has a +207 scoring differential.

Princeton wins the rebound battle by six boards on average. It collects 36 rebounds per game, 12th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 30.

Princeton hits 8.5 three-pointers per game (62nd in college basketball), 2.1 more than its opponents.

Princeton ranks 77th in college basketball with 97.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 83rd defensively with 88.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Tigers score 81.4 points per game at home, and 72.4 on the road.

Yale Key Players to Watch

Matt Knowling leads the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 14.1 points per game to go with 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

EJ Jarvis is Yale’s leading rebounder, grabbing 5.4 per game, while Bez Mbeng is its best passer, averaging 3.2 assists in each contest.

The Bulldogs get the most three-point shooting production out of John Poulakidas, who knocks down 2.3 threes per game.

Mbeng and Jarvis lead Yale on the defensive end, with Mbeng leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Jarvis in blocks averaging 1.5 per contest.

Princeton Key Players to Watch

The Tigers’ Tosan Evbuomwan puts up enough points (14.8 per game) and assists (4.8 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.

Caden Pierce grabs seven rebounds per game (he also scores 8.2 points per game and adds 1.2 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Princeton rebounding leaderboard.

Ryan Langborg hits two three-pointers per game, the most on the Tigers.

Princeton’s leader in steals is Matt Allocco with 0.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Keeshawn Kellman with 0.8 per game.

Yale vs. Princeton Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Yale (-3)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (138.5)

  • Prediction:
    Yale 75, Princeton 66

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.