15* Ivy League PLAY OF THE DAY on Yale +6
Harvard vs. Yale,
01/27/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 65 - 35
Point Spread: +6/-105 Yale
This is one of the most underrated rivalries in all sports. When Harvard and Yale get after it, the intensity level is as high as you will find. That's why I'll side with home underdog Yale to cover this generous spread against an overrated Harvard squad that should not be favored.
These are two very evenly-matched teams. Harvard returned 5 starters this season and is off to a 16-2 start. Yale returned 4 starters this year and has opened 12-4. Harvard won at home 78-75 last year, while Yale won at home 70-69. As you can see, the two meetings were decided by a combined 4 points, and I fully expect this one to go down to the wire as well.
Yale has been absolutely destroying its opponents at home this season. The Bulldogs are a perfect 6-0 at home, scoring 82.7 points/game on 51.0 percent shooting while allowing just 60.8 points/game on 38.8 percent shooting. They are outscoring opponents by a whopping 21.9 points/game at home this year.
Harvard is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after leading their last 3 games by 5+ points at the half. The Crimson are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Harvard is 7-21 ATS in their last 28 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Bulldogs are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog. Take Yale Friday.