4* Early Blowout
Harvard vs. Vanderbilt,
03/15/2012 16:40 EDT,
Score: 70 - 79
Point Spread: -5/-110 Vanderbilt
4* Early Blowout on Vandy -5
Harvard, which is making its first appearance in the Big Dance since 1946, is not accustomed to playing in such big games. Vandy, meanwhile, is making its 3rd straight NCAA tournament appearance and fifth in six years.
The Commodores enter the Dance win tons of momentum and confidence after defeating No. 1 overall seed Kentucky in the SEC tournament final, and there's no way they'll get caught overlooking Harvard after getting bounced in the first round the last two years.
The Crimson are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-7 ATS when playing away from home in March the last 3 seasons. Harvard is also 0-8 ATS all-time under coach Amaker when playing with 7 or more days' rest.
Vandy is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. It is also 8-0 ATS when playing away from home versus good defensive teams allowing 64 points per game or less this season and 6-0 ATS in road games versus good rebounding teams that have outrebounded their opponents by 4 or more per game this season.
The Crimson are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 6.5 points or less. Lay the points.