Harvard vs. Yale - 3/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (21-8) at Harvard Crimson (20-6)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)
The Line: Harvard Crimson -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Harvard Crimson and the Yale Bulldogs face off on Friday at Lavietes Pavilion in Ivy League college basketball action.
The Harvard Crimson are 20-6 this season and they have won nine of their last 10 games. Harvard is averaging 64.8 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.1 points and heir opponents shoot 39.8 percent. Wesley Saunders leads the Crimson averaging 16.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Siyani Chambers is averaging 9.7 points, Steve Moundou-Misi is averaging 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Corbin Miller is averaging 8.8 points. Harvard is 11-1 at home and 10-2 I the Ivy League.
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The Yale Bulldogs are 21-8 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Yale is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Justin Sears leads the Bulldogs averaging 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Javier Duren is averaging 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jack Montague is averaging 9.2 points, and Matt Townsend is averaging 7.9 points. Yale is 10-5 on the road and 10-2 I the Ivy League.
Harvard is 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-4 against the spread in Friday games. Yale is 18-6-2 against the spread in their last 26 road games, 7-3 against the spread against the Ivy League, and 9-2-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.
Harvard one the first meeting on the road and I give them the nod here as well.