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Ivy League action highlights Friday NCAA basketball action when the Princeton Tigers visit the Yale Bulldogs. The current line on top sportsbooks has Yale favored by 1.5 points with the over/under point total not yet released.

Entering this game, Princeton has an overall record of 15-6 straight up and 6-9 against the spread. On the road, the Tigers are 6-4 SU and 1-5 ATS. Yale on the season has an overall record of 14-7 SU and 7-6 ATS. At home, the Bulldogs are 8-1 SU and 2-2 ATS.

Princeton has won 11 straight heading into this game and playing much better than other teams in the Ivy League. The Tigers are 8-0 SU in conference play. Yale is second in conference play at 6-2. The Bulldogs winning streak of five games was snapped Saturday by Harvard.

Princeton defeated Yale by 8 points earlier this season at home, but faces a big task on Yale’s home court. Princeton’s most recent win was by 2 points 61-59 over Columbia at home Saturday night. Steve Cook led the Tiger with 19 points. 

Princeton’s games have been close as the Tigers have routed just one team in their past six games with five of the six decided by 9 points or less. Three wins were by five or less points and one by two points and one by a single point.

Yale led its game on Saturday against Harvard at the half, but was outscored by 13 points in the second half. In both conference losses, Yale led at half but faded down the stretch.

Princeton has being winning close games, but could be upset in this by second-place Yale. Yale has played well up until its loss at Saturday to Harvard having won five straight.

Princeton is 1-6 ATS in its past 7 games on the road and 1-4 ATS in its past 5 games against Ivy League opponents.

Yale is 3-1-1 ATS in its past 5 games at home versus an opponent with a record above .500.

With this free pick, we like Yale to cover.

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