Planning on watching today’s Great Danes and Crimson game? Catch the action at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, MA, as the Crimson hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 152.5 points, and the Crimson are favored to win at home against the Great Danes.

ALBANY GREAT DANES VS HARVARD CRIMSON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Albany Great Danes +3.5

This game will be played at Lavietes Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE ALBANY GREAT DANES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Crimson.
  • Even though we have Harvard winning straight-up, we like Albany at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Albany?

The Albany Great Danes, who will face Harvard, have a record of 8-6. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Albany has a record of 3-7. As of now, Albany holds an 8-5 record against the spread heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, Albany has an over/under record of 7-4-2, with their games averaging 151.5 points per game on average. In the Great Danes’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 152 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-1-2.

In their latest game, Albany offense put up 86 points against LIU. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.8% and made 5 threes. On the offensive front, the Great Danes have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 237th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 246th in terms of percentage and 221st in three-pointers made.

The Great Danes’ defense is presently ranked 210th nationally, allowing an average of 74.5 points per contest. So far, the Albany defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.9 times per game (670th).

Will the Crimson Win at Home?

After 12 games, Harvard has an 8-4 overall record. The team has gone 3-3 on the road and 4-1 at home. Harvard’s ATS record is currently sitting at 4-7, putting them below .500. In home games this season, Harvard has a 1-4 mark vs. the spread, and over their last ten home games, they are just 1-8 ATS.

Through 12 games, Harvard has an over/under record of 7-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 144.9 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Crimson’s over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 136 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Harvard offense concluded with only 60 points against Iona. Throughout the game, they made 5/21 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 36.7%. The team’s scoring leader is Malik Mack, who holds an average of 20.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Chisom Okpara is averaging 17.5 points per game this season.

At present, the Crimson’s defense is nationally ranked 134th, allowing 70.3 points per game. Harvard will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Iona to just 36% shooting in their most recent game.