Princeton vs. Hawaii Pick
Can Hawaii come away with a win on the final day of its tournament when it takes on Princeton today at 2:30PM ET in the Diamond Head Classic?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Princeton is favored in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -1 point against Hawaii. The over/under total for the game has been set at 134.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and will air live on ESPNU.
Princeton is coming off a 64-62 win over Akron on Saturday night for its fourth win in five games. The Tigers are now 6-7 on the season and 4-6 against the spread. They have covered in four of their last five as well. Princeton is putting up 69.5 points per game on offense while allowing 69.7 per game on defense. Devin Cannady is averaging 17.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game to lead the offense while Myles Stephens is putting up 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Hawaii is coming off a 79-71 win over Davidson on Saturday night. The Warriors have won four of their last five games as well and now sit at 8-3 on the season while going 3-5 against the spread. Hawaii is averaging 69.7 points per game on offense while allowing 70.8 per game on defense. Sheriff Drammeh is averaging 11.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while Gibson Johnson is adding 11 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Princeton won last year’s meeting with Hawaii, 75-62, covering a 9.5-point spread in the process. Princeton is 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games following a straight up win. Hawaii is just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 non-conference games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 lined games overall. The public betting is siding with Princeton and I think the Tigers will come away with the cover as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PRINCETON -1