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Yale vs Harvard Pick & Preview: Friday, February 3rd Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Crimson Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Yale Bulldogs at Harvard Crimson
- Where: Cambridge at Lavietes Pavilion
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds: Yale -3, YALE -160 | HARVRD +131 O/U 133.5
The Yale Bulldogs will be looking to pick up their 21st win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 6-5. So far, the Bulldogs have been favored 13 times, going 11-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Yale as -3 point favorites.
Yale’s leading scorer this season is Matt Knowling, who is averaging 14.35 points per contest. So far, Knowling has accounted for 16.16% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.06 rebounds per game and 2.06 assists. John Poulakidas is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 10.65 points per game. Between him and Poulakidas, they are accounting for 30.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Yale this season, as they are currently ranked 166th in college basketball at 72.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.0%, placing them 326th in the NCAA.
The Harvard Crimson head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 12-9. Currently, the Crimson have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 5-4. So far, the Crimson have been the underdog 10 times, going 3-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Harvard will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chris Ledlum who is averaging 19.19 points per game for the Crimson. Ledlum is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Crimson’s offensive game plan is the play of Idan Tretout who has hit 44.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.25 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Harvard this season, as they are currently ranked 185th in college basketball at 71.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Crimson’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.9%, placing them 329th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Harvard Crimson +3
If you are looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup betwen the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs, we see Harvard as the best bet on the spread at +3. Look for the Crimson’s offense to continue their strong 3-point shooting as they are averaging 8.5 made 3’s per contest. Not only do they have the edge from beyond the arc, but they also have a good track record vs the spread as the underdog. In Harvard’s last 10 games as the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4. Going into the game, we feel good about grabbing Harvard +3.