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NCAA hoops odds preview - Harvard vs. Yale

Harvard CrimsonYale Bulldogs
24-4March 07, 2014, 07:30 | John J. Lee Amphitheater15-11

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on John J. Lee Amphitheater Friday as host Yale looks to handle the Harvard Crimson in NCAA hoops action.

Yale will face the 24-4 Crimson, who own a 15-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 5-11 on the OU so far this season while the Crimson are 7-14-1.

View Harvard Crimson vs Yale Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Harvard before tip-off in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 65 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Crimson, who rate No. 7 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Harvard, they were an 80-47 winner as they battled Columbia at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Harvard cruised to victory on Saturday, running Columbia out of the gym and running up an 80-47 score at Lavietes Pavilion.

Last time out for Yale, they were a 70-63 winner as they battled Pennsylvania on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Yale got 24 points from Justin Sears en route to a 70-63 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday at Palestra.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Yale's No. 210-ranked offense, averaging 67.15 PPG, against a Crimson defense that ranks No. 9 at 59.43 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.45% per game.

A few Crimson at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Harvard is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 5 games
Harvard is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Yale is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Yale is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Yale's last 6 games
Yale is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Harvard at Brown, Saturday, March 8th
Yale at Dartmouth, Saturday, March 8th