Princeton Tigers vs. Lafayette Leopards Free Prediction 12/21/18

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The Princeton Tigers (5-5) will travel to the Kirby Sports Center to challenge the Lafayette Leopards (3-7). The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Princeton Tigers at Lafayette Leopards ATS Odds

In their last game, the Leopards fell to the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 93-86, while the Tigers won big over the DeSales Bulldogs, 85-51.

Princeton dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.333 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.8. For those same stats, DeSales was 0.050 and 24.4, respectively. Lafayette, meanwhile, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (16-19; 84.2 percent). Justin Jaworski played a pivotal role for Lafayette with 28 points and five rebounds. Myles Stephens had a solid performance for Princeton, recording 21 points.

The Tigers won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 60-46. Princeton out-rebounded Lafayette. The Tigers had more offensive rebounds (10 vs. one), defensive rebounds (27 vs. 23) and total rebounds (37 vs. 24). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Lafayette could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Princeton ranks 216th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 19.5 percent), while Lafayette forces the 11th-fewest turnovers (15.8 percent).

Princeton Tigers vs. Lafayette Leopards Odds Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Lafayette, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Princeton averages 26.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 42nd in the NCAA. Lafayette ranks 178th in three pointers allowed per game (26.4).
  • The Leopards average 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 92nd in the NCAA. The Tigers rank 130th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Leopards have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (2.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 84.0 points per game (6.1 above their season average).
  • The Tigers have outscored opponents by an average of 5.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Princeton has been defeated by an average of 2.6 points.