Princeton vs. Harvard - 10/20/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Princeton vs. Harvard - 10/20/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Harvard (3-2) vs. Princeton (4-1)

College Football: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Harvard Stadium)

The Line: Harvard +4 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Princeton Tigers and Harvard Crimson meet Friday in college football action at Harvard Stadium on NBCSN.

The Princeton Tigers look to remain unbeaten on the road and improve to 5-1 on the season. The Princeton Tigers have won six of their last seven road games. Chad Kanoff is completing 73.9 percent of his passes for 1,464 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Kanoff has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Jesper Horsted and Stephen Carlson have combined for 911 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Tiger Bech has 17 receptions. The Princeton Tigers ground game is averaging 168 yards per contest, and Charles Volker leads the way with 379 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Princeton is allowing 18.4 points and 337 yards per game. Thomas Johnson leads the Princeton Tigers with 36 tackles, Mike Wagner has 6.5 sacks and CJ Wall has three interceptions.

The Harvard Crimson hope to remain unbeaten at home to improve to 4-2 on the season. The Harvard Crimson have won six of their last seven home games. Jake Smith is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 527 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Smith and Joe Viviano have combined for three touchdowns and four interceptions. Adam Scott and Justice Shelton-Mosley have combined for 361 receiving yards on 29 catches while Ryan Antonellis has 10 receptions. The Harvard Crimson ground game is averaging 188.2 yards per contest, and Charlie Booker leads the way with 496 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Harvard is allowing 14.8 points and 292.8 yards per game. Luke Hutton leads the Harvard Crimson with 35 tackles, DJ Bailey has four sacks and Devin Judd has one interception. 

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Harvard has won the last three meetings against Princeton, which does give value to these points. The Crimson also have the better defense between these two teams, allowing fewer points and yards per game while holding teams to under 200 passing yards. So, Princeton, who has shown to be an offensive team this season, will have trouble moving the football in this contest. Harvard has also lost just two home games since the start of the 2015 season. I'll take a shot with the points in this game.

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Randy’s Pick Harvard Crimson +4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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