Penn vs Yale 3/12/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/11/2022 at 10:53 PM ET

The Pennsylvania Quakers head into the semifinals of the Ivy League on Saturday for a matchup with the Yale Bulldogs. Pennsylvania is 3 games below .500 on the season riding a two game losing streak after a 23 point blowout loss to Princeton last game out. Defensively Pennsylvania was obliterated as Princeton made 55.2% of their shots and 46.2% from beyond the arc just scored 93 total points in the game.

Offensively Jordan Dingle led all scorers for Pennsylvania with 31 points on 14 of 25 shooting in 36 minutes on the floor. Bryce Washington chipped in ten points per game and Clark Slajchert added twelve points and five rebounds to lead the way in 35 minutes off the bench.

The Yale Bulldogs finished the regular season one game back at the conference lead following a nine point win over Brown to end the regular season. Offensively Yale dominated making 53.1% of their shots to score 74 points in the game including 39 in the first half.

For the season Yale has two players averaging double figures as Azar Swain leads the team scoring 18.9 points per game on 41.3% shooting. Jalen Gabbidon is second on the team averaging 11.9 points and Isaiah Kelly chips in 6.6 points in a team high 4.2 rebounds.

Yale is a better team in this matchup, and it will show from the opening tip on Saturday. Both teams average right around the same number of points but the Yale defense will be the difference in this game. Yale allows more than six points less per game and will stifle Pennsylvania leading to the win and cover. Final Score Prediction, Yale wins and covers 74-63.

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