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Yale Bulldogs take on Crimson in NCAA basketball test

Yale BulldogsHarvard Crimson
10-9February 08, 2014, 07:00 | Lavietes Pavilion18-3



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Harvard and Yale on Saturday, with the host Crimson trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson are 10-4-1 ATS. Yale is 4-5 against the total, while Harvard is 3-10-1 versus the number.

View Yale Bulldogs vs Harvard Crimson Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Crimson rated this week at No. 25 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 175.

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Last time out for Yale, they were a 67-54 winner as they battled Dartmouth on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Yale earned a 67-54 victory over Dartmouth on Friday, getting 15 points from Brandon Sherrod at Leede Arena.

Harvard was a 52-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Brown. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The Crimson grabbed a 52-45 win over the Bears on Friday, behind a 12-point effort from Zena Edosomwan at Lavietes Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 178 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.21 per game. That compares with Harvard’s No. 131 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Harvard is college basketball's No. 192-ranked team at 5.38 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 166 with 5.68 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Crimson trends to consider:
Yale is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Yale is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Yale is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Harvard
Yale is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Harvard
Harvard is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Harvard's last 9 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 5 games at home


Next up:
Yale home to Pennsylvania, Friday, February 14th
Harvard at Columbia, Friday, February 14th

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