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Yale Bulldogs home to Crimson in NCAAB betting action

Harvard CrimsonYale Bulldogs
Jan 27, 7:00 PM | John J. Lee Amphitheater

Harvard Crimson vs Yale Bulldogs Odds

16-2TEAM RECORD12-4

A key college battle sees the visiting Crimson travelling to Yale Friday to take on the Bulldogs on Friday.

The Crimson will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 8-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 3-3 ATS. Harvard is 3-10 on the totals; Yale is 2-4.

View Harvard vs Yale Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Yale sat as 6.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 96-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 131-rated Crimson in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-74 win for the Crimson on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson is ranked No. 266 in NCAA hoops at 32.8 per game. Contrast that with Yale’s No. 19 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Yale is the No. 78-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Harvard rates No. 145 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.7 points per game. Yale, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Harvard was a 54-38 winner on the road against Dartmouth. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Crimson grabbed a 54-38 win over the Big Green on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Corbin Miller at Leede Arena.

In their last action, Yale was a 73-60 winner on the road against Brown. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Yale earned a 73-60 victory over Brown on Saturday, getting 18 points from Greg Mangano at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Brown are 5-5
After playing Dartmouth are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dartmouth are 4-6
After playing Brown are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Crimson at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Harvard's last 6 games when playing on the road against Yale
Harvard is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Harvard is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Yale
Harvard is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Yale
Yale is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Yale is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Yale is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Harvard
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Yale's last 6 games when playing at home against Harvard

Next up:
Harvard at Brown, Saturday, January 28
Yale home to Dartmouth, Saturday, January 28

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