Harvard vs. Yale - 3/14/15 Ivy League Playoff Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (22-9) at Harvard Crimson (21-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Harvard Crimson -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs meet Saturday afternoon in the Ivy League Playoff.
The Harvard Crimson look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. On the season, Harvard is averaging 63.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 58.4 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Wesley Saunders is averaging 16.1 points and 4.3 assists while Siyani Chambers is averaging 9.9 points and 4.4 assists. Steve Moundou-Missi is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Corbin Miller is shooting 38.1 percent from the field. The Harvard Crimson have four players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 71.9 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Harvard is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in six of its last seven games.
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The Yale Bulldogs look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, Yale is averaging 66 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Justin Sears is averaging 14.4 points and 7.6 rebounds while Javier Duren is averaging 14.4 points and four assists. Jack Montague is dishing two assists and Armani Cotton is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs have four players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 70.9 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Yale is allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in six straight games.
The Crimson are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 17-7-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Harvard has been the best team in the Ivy League all season long and is just so good and experienced this time of the season. I'll back the Crimson and lay the lone bucket.