Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Crimson. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Crimson at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, MA. Get ready to place your bets! Yale is favored by -6 in this Ivy League conference contest against Harvard. The game’s over/under currently sits at 141.5 points.

YALE BULLDOGS VS HARVARD CRIMSON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Harvard Crimson +6

This game will be played at Lavietes Pavilion at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE HARVARD CRIMSON:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Crimson.
  • Not only will Harvard pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will Yale Make it Happen on the Road?

Yale enters this matchup as the favorite, as they have been in 11 of their 18 games this season. They have gone 8-3 in those games, compared to a 2-3 record as the underdog.

So far, the Bulldogs are 3-0 in Ivy League action and have won five in a row. They come in with an overall record of 12-6, including a 7-5 mark on the road.

Yale has an ATS record of 8-7-1 this season and an ATS record of 6-5-1 on the road. As the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 4-6-1 vs. the spread this year and 3-6-1 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Yale’s games this season (142). So far, their over/under record is 10-6. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

The Bulldogs’ offense wrapped up their last game with 76 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.2 points per contest. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Danny Wolf with 19 points, while Matt Knowling also chipped in with 16 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Yale defense is giving up an average of 67.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Dartmouth, the Big Green finished with a field goal percentage of 28% and a total of 51 points vs. Yale.

Is a Home Win Possible for Harvard?

Harvard is 10-6 overall this season, including a 1-2 record in Ivy League play. At home, the Crimson are 5-2 compared to a 4-4 record on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.4, while it is -5.5 on the road.

So far, Harvard has been the underdog in nine of their 16 games, going 4-5 in those contests. As the underdog, they have a record of 5-1. In their last game, the Crimson beat Penn by a score of 70-61.

As the underdog this season, Harvard has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is just 2-5 and their last 10 ATS record as the underdog is 5-5. Over their last three home games, the Crimson are 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Harvard games is 9-6. Today’s line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (142.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their OU record in those games is 2-1.

The Crimson’s offense wrapped up their last game with 70 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 72.1 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Chisom Okpara, who holds an average of 18.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Malik Mack is averaging 18.7 points per game this season.

On defense, Harvard is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.2 points per game. So far, the Harvard defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.1 times per game (491st).