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Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Pennsylvania Quakers vs Yale Bulldogs

Where: John J. Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, CT

When: Friday, February 28, 7:00 PM. ET.

The Yale Bulldogs will be going for their third consecutive win when they face the Pennsylvania Quakers on Friday night.

Quakers Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

The Quakers haven’t played well over the last week and come into this game on a two-game losing streak. They will try to bounce back from their loss to Harvard with a win over the Bulldogs, which will give them their fourth win in their last seven games.

Pennsylvania is fifth in the Ivy League standings, three games behind the Bulldogs, who lead the conference. With four games left in the regular season, they will need to win out if they want the conference title. They have covered the spread in the last eight games they have been underdogs and will try to make it nine games in a row against the Bulldogs.

The Quakers have played well offensively, averaging 73.1 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range. They finished with 65 points in their last game and will need to do a better job offensively if they want to get the win.

Jordan Dingle led the way for the Quakers with 16 points and five rebounds. Devon Goodman finished with 15 points, while AJ Brodeur added 12 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for the Quakers.

Pennsylvania hasn’t played well defensively giving up 71 points per game. They gave up 69 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to get past the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs Going For Fifth Win In Six Games

The Bulldogs have played well so far in February, winning four of their last five games. Their only loss came against the Quakers and they will try to get some payback with a win on Friday, which will give them their third win in a row and fifth win in their last six contests. They snapped a two-game losing streak as favorites with their win over Columbia and will be going for their second straight win as favorites on Friday night.

Yale has played well offensively, averaging 77.2 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. They finished with 83 points in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to beat the Quakers.

Azar Swain led the way for the Bulldogs with 29 points and five rebounds. Paul Atkinson finished with 20 points and four rebounds, while Matthue Cotton added nine points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Yale has also played well defensively, giving up 64.4 points per game. They gave up 65 points in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to get past the Quakers.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Bulldogs are the pick. The Quakers haven’t played well defensively, giving up 71 points per game. They are giving up 74.9 points per game on the road and will struggle against the Bulldogs, who are averaging 85.3 points per game at home. The Bulldogs have done well on the defensive end, giving up 64.4 points per game. They are giving up 62.2 points per game at home and will frustrate the Quakers, who are averaging 72.9 points per game on the road. Yale has also done a better job rebounding the ball, averaging 39.3 rebounds per game to Pennsylvania’s 36.1 rebounds per game. With 24 percent of their rebounds coming on the offensive end, the Bulldogs will have more second-chance opportunities in this game, giving them the edge.

Prediction: Yale Bulldogs

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Quakers have played well offensively, averaging 73.1 points per game. Even though they are averaging 72.9 points per game on the road, they will be held under 65 points by the Bulldogs, who are giving up 62.2 points per game at home and 66 points per game in their last six home games. The Bulldogs are a very good offensive unit, especially at home where they are averaging 85.3 points per game. Despite their offensive success, they will be held under 70 points by the Quakers, who held the Bulldogs to 61 points in their first meeting and are giving up 65 points per game in their last four games, which will keep the score under the total. The Bulldogs and Quakers have played under the total in seven of their last 10 meetings.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Bulldogs will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Quakers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 35 points per game while the Quakers average 29 points per game.

Prediction: Yale Bulldogs

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The Bulldogs and Quakers are averaging 64 combined points per game the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.