St. Mary's Harvard Betting Preview
Harvard Crimson vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds
St. Mary's will look to improve on its 10-3 record on Monday when they host Harvard in NCAA basketball odds action at McKeon Pavilion.
The Gaels currently sports a 10-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-5 ATS. The Crimson are 7-4 and 5-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gaels produce a 6-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Crimson have gone 5-3 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gaels as 12-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 121 (Gaels) and the No. 220 (Crimson) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-74 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson is ranked No. 296 in NCAA hoops at 31.7 per game. Contrast that with St. Mary's’s No. 107 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. Mary's is the No. 15-ranked team in the country at 8.8 per game, while Harvard rates No. 124 at 6.6 per game.
Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.
Harvard was a 67-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against California. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Harvard earned a 67-62 victory over California on Saturday, getting 19 points from Laurent Rivard at Haas Pavilion.
St. Mary's won its last outing, a 78-62 result against Yale on December 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point favorite. St. Mary's earned a 78-62 victory over Yale on Sunday, getting 24 points from Matthew Dellavedova at McKeon Pavilion.
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Rice are 1-1
After playing California are 1-0
After a win are 5-5
St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-4
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 10-0
After playing Yale are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Crimson at Gaels trends to consider:
Harvard is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Harvard is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Mary's is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Harvard at Rice, Saturday, January 5
St. Mary's home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 5