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Yale Bulldogs visit Harvard Crimson in NCAAB hoops battle

Yale BulldogsHarvard Crimson
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Yale Bulldogs vs Harvard Crimson Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Harvard Crimson try to run the Bulldogs off the court at Lavietes Pavilion in college hoops action.

The Crimson currently sports a 22-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-9 ATS. The Bulldogs are 17-6 and 8-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crimson produce a 6-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 4-9 against the number.

View Yale vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 115 (Crimson) and the No. 85 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-69 result in favor of the Crimson has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 30 in NCAA hoops at 38.6 per game. Contrast that with Harvard’s No. 242 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Harvard is the No. 201-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Yale rates No. 146 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Yale features the nation's No. 187-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.

Yale was a 70-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Dartmouth. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Yale earned a 70-61 victory over Dartmouth on Friday, getting 17 points from Austin Morgan at Leede Arena.

Last time out for Harvard, they were a 69-42 winner as they battled Brown at home. They covered in the match as a 19.5-point favorite. The battle between the Crimson and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Brown was handed a 69-42 defeat on Friday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Columbia are 5-5
After playing Dartmouth are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-3
Before playing Princeton are 5-5
After playing Brown are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 5 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Yale is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games on the road
Yale is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Harvard is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Yale
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Harvard's last 5 games when playing at home against Yale

Next up:
Yale home to Columbia, Friday, February 24
Harvard home to Princeton, Friday, February 24