Looking to win big? The Tigers and Bulldogs face off at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, CT. This Ivy League conference matchup has an over/under of 140.5 points, and Yale is favored to win by -3.5 at home vs. Princeton.


The Pick: Yale Bulldogs -3.5

This game will be played at John J. Lee Amphitheater at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Yale pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Princeton Have A Chance at John J. Lee Amphitheater?

Princeton enters this game as a 3.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-1 in Ivy League play this season. So far, the Tigers have gone 15-2 overall, including a 12-1 non-conference record. They have been excellent on the road this season, going 8-2 compared to their 5-0 record at home.

Over their last 10 games on the road, the Tigers have gone 8-2. In their most recent game, they lost to Cornell by a score of 83-68. So far this season, Princeton has been the underdog in four games, going 3-1 in those matchups. They will look to bounce back from their most recent loss and improve their record on the road.

Princeton has an ATS record of 9-6 this season, including a 5-5 mark vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Tigers have gone 3-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Princeton is 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 140.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Princeton's games this season (141.2). So far, their over/under record is 6-8-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.

Coming off their recent game, the Princeton offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Cornell. Their field goal percentage for the game was 32.2%, and they made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Xaivian Lee with 17 points. Zach Martini also added 9 points for the Tigers.

At present, the Tigers' defense is nationally ranked 23rd, allowing 64.4 points per game. Princeton's three-point defense is currently 56th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.6% of their shots vs. Princeton.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Yale?

Yale is coming off a 78-65 win over Harvard, and they have won six straight games to improve to 13-6 overall. The Bulldogs are a perfect 4-0 in Ivy League play, and they are 3-1 at home this season.

For the year, Yale is 9-3 when favored, and they have been favored in 12 of their 19 games. They have a scoring margin of +10.2 at home, and their record over their last 10 home games is 8-2.

Yale's ATS record this season is 9-7-1. In games where they have been favored, the Bulldogs are 5-6-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 2-2 this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, Yale is 4-5-1.

This season, the over/under record for Yale games is 11-6 with the average scoring total sitting at 143.2. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 140.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 2-1.

The Yale offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Harvard. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.8% and connected on 12 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Danny Wolf, who is averaging 13.9 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, John Poulakidas also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 heading into game.

At this time, the Bulldogs' defense is positioned 62nd in the country, permitting 66.9 points per game. In today's game, the Yale defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 65 points.