Yale vs. Harvard - 2/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Harvard Crimson (11-15) at Yale Bulldogs (18-6)
College Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (John J. Lee Amphitheater)
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -14.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 See the Latest Odds
The Yale Bulldogs and the Harvard Crimson face off on Friday in Ivy League college basketball action.
The Yale Bulldogs are 18-6 this season and they return home after four consecutive road games. Yale is averaging 74.7 points per game and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Justin Sears leads the Bulldogs averaging 17 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Makai Mason is averaging 15.7 points, Brandon Sherrod is averaging 12.1 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Jack Montague is averaging 9.7 points. Yale is 10-0 at home and 9-1 in Ivy League play.
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The Harvard Crimson are 11-15 this season they are coming off of a win at Cornell that ended a two game losing streak, Harvard is averaging 67.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Anguna Okolie leads the Crimson averaging 10 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Corey Johnson is averaging 9.6 points, Tommy McCarthy is averaging 8.8 points, and Patrick Steeves is averaging 8.3 points. Harvard is 3-9 on the road and 3-7 in the Ivy League.
Yale is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games, 18-7-1 against the spread against the Ivy League, and 33-16-4 against the spread in their last 53 games. Harvard is 6-20 against the spread against Ivy League teams, 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games, and 3-13 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The road team has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two teams.
Yale is the much better team and given the chance to drill their rival I see them winning big.