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Best Games to Bet On Today – Friday Edition

Best Games to Bet On Today – Friday Edition


Don’t fret hoops fans! The NBA may be on a brief hiatus but there’s still plenty of college basketball action in store for your viewing and betting pleasure this Friday night. And as always, we’ve selected two key matchups that’ll definitely satisfy your basketball craving.

Our first game features a colossal encounter between two Pac-12 heavyweights, as the California Golden Bears pay the Stanford Cardinal a visit at the Maples Pavilion. And over at the John J. Lee Amphitheater, the Yale Bulldogs and the Princeton Tigers go head-to-head for the second time this season. Read on below for a quick breakdown of these two games and while you’re at it, you can check out our previews of USC vs. UCLA and Virginia Tech vs. Louisville.


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Princeton Tigers vs. Yale Bulldogs (8:00 PM ET)

Line: Princeton Tigers (-1.5) at Yale Bulldogs (+1.5) – view all NCAA basketball lines

The Princeton Tigers stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games with a nerve-wracking 61-59 victory over the Columbia Lions on Saturday. Steven Cook scored 19 points and knocked down five 3-pointers for the Tigers who improved to 8-0 in Ivy League play this season. The Tigers will look to keep their unblemished conference slate intact when they lock horns with the Yale Bulldogs tonight. The Tigers will fancy their chances of doing just that as they have fared extremely well against the Bulldogs of late. The Tigers have won each of their last two games against the Bulldogs. Princeton edged past Yale, 66-58, in their first meeting this season.

Yale is 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS in its last five home games against Princeton.

Writer’s Prediction

Princeton (-1.5) edges past Yale, 67-64.


California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal (10:00 PM ET)

Line: California Golden Bears (-3.5) at Stanford Cardinal (+3.5) – view all NCAA basketball lines

The California Golden Bears had their five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday night with a gut-wrenching 62-57 defeat to No. 9 Arizona. The Bears simply had no answer for Cards’ reserve Kobi Simmons who scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. The Bears will look to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive when they square off with the Stanford Cardinal tonight. The Cardinal have struggled mightily of late, losing five of their last six games. One of those defeats came on the road against California last month. Stanford is coming off a heart-breaking 75-69 loss to Arizona State.

Stanford is 5-1 SU and ATS in its last six home games against California.

Writer’s Prediction

California (-3.5) wins, 68-61.

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