Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Quakers? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at The Palestra in Philadelphia, PA. Princeton come into this Ivy League conference matchup as the -6 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 141 points.

PRINCETON TIGERS VS PENN QUAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Penn Quakers +6

This game will be played at The Palestra at 6:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE PENN QUAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Quakers.
  • Not only will Penn pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Princeton Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

Princeton heads into this game with a record of 23-3, and they have won eight straight games. They are 11-2 in Ivy League play, and they are coming off a 79-77 win over Cornell. On the road, the Tigers are 11-3 this season, and they have a scoring margin of +6.9.

For the year, Princeton has been favored in 19 of their 26 games, and they are 18-1 in those matchups. Their overall scoring margin is +11.8, and they have a perfect 10-0 record at home. In their last 10 games on the road, the Tigers are 7-3.

Princeton has an ATS record of 13-11 this season, including a mark of 7-7 on the road. As the favorite, the Tigers are 10-9 vs. the spread this year and 4-6 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Over their last 3 road games, Princeton is 2-1 ATS.

Princeton’s over/under record for the season sits at 9-14-1, and today’s over/under line of 141 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (141.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 141, including two of their last three games.

Princeton’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 79 points against Cornell. They had an overall field goal percentage of 44.1% and made 18/23 free throws. Xaivian Lee is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 17.9. Meanwhile, Caden Pierce also brings a PPG average of 15.7 into the game.

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 20th nationally, allowing an average of 64.4 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Princeton defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Cornell knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 77 points.

Can Penn Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Penn has been much better at home this season, going 7-6 compared to 2-11 on the road. The Quakers come into this game with an 11-17 record, including a 3-10 mark in Ivy League play.

Over their last 10 games at home, Penn has gone 5-5. In their most recent game, the Quakers defeated Columbia by a score of 84-72.

As the underdog, Penn has struggled against the spread this season, going just 3-9. Their overall ATS record is 10-16. At home, the Quakers have gone 6-7 vs. the spread and have gone just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

This season, the over/under record for Penn games is 14-12, and today’s line of 141 is lower than the average OU line in their games (144). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points, and the over/under record for their last three games is 3-0.

In their latest game, Penn offense put up 84 points against Columbia. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 55.6% and made 10 threes. For the season, the Penn offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 330th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

So far, the Quakers’ defense is ranked 212nd in the country at 73.3 points per contest. So far, the Penn defense is giving up an average of 7.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.9 times per game (498th).