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UMass vs Harvard 12/4/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Harvard Crimson (5-3) vs. UMass Minutemen (5-3)
December 4, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: UMass Minutemen -3 / Harvard Crimson +3; Over/Under: -151.5
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The Harvard Crimson and Massachusetts Minutemen meet Saturday in college basketball action at the William D. Mullins Memorial Center. The Harvard Crimson look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Massachusetts Minutemen look for a win after winning four of their last six games.

The Harvard Crimson are averaging 77.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Chris Ledlum is averaging 16.6 points and 9.6 rebounds, while Noah Kirkwood is averaging 16.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Luka Sakota is dishing 3.5 assists and Louis Lesmond is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Harvard Crimson are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.

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The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 82.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Noah Fernandes is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 rebounds, while CJ Kelly is averaging 14.1 points and 3.3 rebounds. Trent Buttrick is the third double-digit scorer and Rich Kelly is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.

The Crimson are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Minutemen are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 23-7-1 ATS in their last 31 home games. The over is 5-2 in Crimson last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Minutemen last 5 overall. The underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The UMass Minutemen have defensive issues that concern me, but they’re the more talented team here, and they’ve been covering machines at home dating back to last season. The Harvard Crimson have had issues with some of the better teams on their schedule, and this is a rough spot on the road. UMass should be able to control the pace here and get the job done at home.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
UMass Minutemen -3
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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