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Yale vs. Harvard - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Harvard at Yale
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
John J. Lee Amphitheater
New Haven, Connecticut
The Line
The Line: Yale -6 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

The Harvard Crimson look for a victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Harvard Crimson are averaging 70.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Chris Lewis is averaging 11.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while Justin Bassey is averaging 10.7 points and 2.1 assists. Noah Kirkwood is dishing 1.4 assists and Danilo Djuricic is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Harvard Crimson are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Harvard Crimson have split their last six road games.

The Yale Bulldogs look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 81 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 40 percent shooting. Miye Oni is averaging 18.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Alex Copeland is averaging 12 points and three assists. Blake Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bruner is grabbing eight rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Yale Bulldogs are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Yale Bulldogs have won all nine home games this season.

The Crimson are 29-12-2 ATS in their last 43 vs. Ivy League, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Crimson are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Yale and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Bulldogs last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in Crimson last 4 road games.

The Harvard Crimson have won five of the last six meetings against Yale, but they've been shaky on the road this season and enter this game not playing well defensively. The Yale Bulldogs are 7-1 ATS this season at home and are winning games by an average of 11.4 points during their six-game winning streak. At home this season, Yale is winning by an average of 14.1 points. This feels like a good spot for Yale to finally get some revenge on Harvard, winning comfortably at home. 

Pick:
Yale -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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