Yale vs. Harvard - 2/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Harvard Crimson (13-6) at Yale Bulldogs (16-4)
College Basketball: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm (John J. Lee Amphitheater)
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -6.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
The Harvard Crimson need a win here after back-to-back losses. The Harvard Crimson are averaging 73.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Bryce Aiken is averaging 16.7 points and 1.9 rebounds while Chris Lewis is averaging 12.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Noah Kirkwood is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Ledlum is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Harvard Crimson are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Harvard Crimson have won five of their last seven road games.
The Yale Bulldogs look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 77.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Paul Atkinson is averaging 17.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Azar Swain is averaging 15.3 points and 2.1 assists. Jordan Bruner is the third double-digit scorer and Matthue Cotton is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Yale Bulldogs are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Yale Bulldogs haven’t lost a home game this season.
The Crimson are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games, 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 Friday games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The over is 25-9-1 in Crimson last 35 road games. The over is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 overall. The road team is 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Harvard Crimson are 3-6 ATS on the road and have failed to cover each of their last five games due to a subpar offense. The Yale Bulldogs are winning at home by an average of 27.3 points while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 42.8 percent from deep. The Yale Bulldogs are also 4-1 ATS at home and an impressive 14-4 ATS on the season. Harvard has won six of the last eight meetings against Yale, but it's hard to bet against the Yale Bulldogs with the numbers and tends favoring them heavily this time around.