Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Quakers face off at 7:00 ET on NBC. The Quakers are hosting the game at The Palestra in Philadelphia, PA. In this Ivy League matchup, Yale is favored by -6.5 vs. Penn. The over/under for the game is 138 points.


The Pick: Penn Quakers +6.5

This game will be played at The Palestra at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 16th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Quakers.
  • Not only will Penn pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Yale Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Yale heads into tonight’s game against Penn as the favorite, as they are favored by 6.5 points. The Bulldogs are 12-3 as the favorite this season, and they have a 16-6 overall record, including a perfect 7-0 mark in Ivy League play.

Yale has won nine straight games, and they are coming off an 80-78 victory over Cornell. The Bulldogs have been particularly strong on the road this season, as they have gone 8-5 away from home, and they have won their last five games on the road.

When looking at Yale’s ATS record this season, they are 11-8-1. In games where they are the favorite, their record vs. the spread is 7-7-1. On the road, the Bulldogs have an ATS mark of 7-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Yale has gone 6-3-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for Yale games is 12-8. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (142.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2.

In their most recent game, the Bulldogs’ offense tallied 80 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.1 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Danny Wolf with 25 points. John Poulakidas also added 13 points for the Bulldogs.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 54th in the country at 66.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Cornell, the Big Red finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 78 points vs. Yale.

Can Penn Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

Despite being the underdog, Penn has been much better at home this season, going 6-3 compared to 1-10 on the road. In their last game, they lost to Princeton 77-70, and they have lost six games in a row. So far in Ivy League play, the Quakers are just 1-6.

For the season, Penn is 9-13, and their average scoring margin at home is +5.6. They have been the underdog in nine games, going 1-8.

As the underdog, Penn has an ATS record of just 3-6 this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Quakers are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, Penn has gone 5-4 ATS this year and 8-12 overall.

So far this season, Penn’s over/under record is 10-10. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144.1). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 136 points compared to their season average of 145.4.

In their previous game, the Quakers’ offense finished with 70 points, which is right in line with their current average of 74.2 points per contest. Leading Penn in scoring vs. Princeton was Nick Spinoso with his 19 points. Tyler Perkins also added 14 points for the Quakers.

Currently, the Quakers’ defense holds the 195th rank in the nation, allowing 72.9 points per game. Penn’s three-point defense is currently 222nd in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. Penn.