Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Crimson vs. Bulldogs CBB Odds
Looking for Harvard Crimson vs. Yale Bulldogs NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Crimson taking on the Bulldogs on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 at the Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, CT. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Harvard Yale matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(5-12) Harvard Crimson vs. Yale Bulldogs (10-9)
Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, CT
CBB Moneyline Odds: Big Green +280 | Bulldogs -350
CBB Betting ATS Odds: DART +7.5 | YALE -7.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 136.5
The Harvard Crimson and the Yale Bulldogs will add another chapter to their historic rivalry this weekend.
Yale will be favored to win at home here.
Harvard sits in unfamiliar territory as of recent years, as their currently 2-3 in Ivy League play. The Crimson loss by four to Penn last time out at home, and they’ll need to figure things out with a back-to-back with Yale looming.
Tommy Amaker’s team plays an efficient game, and they score a solid 74.8 points per game.
Noah Kirkwood leads the attack, but he needs more support. After scoring 28 points in the win over Columbia, the 6’7 guard scored 24 points in the one-point win over Dartmouth. His 27 points against Penn weren’t enough, but Kirkwood leads the Crimson in scoring with 17.5 ppg, while grabbing 5.8 rpg, and dishing out 3.3 apg.
Luka Sakota joins him in the backcourt, and the junior guard has hit three or more three in each of his past four games.
The absence of Chris Ledlum has hindered this unit immediately. Harvard is 2-2 in his absence, with one of those wins coming by a point against a 5-12 Dartmouth team. Ledlum was averaging 16.7 ppg and 9.3 rpg, and his production nor impact will likely be replaced.
Amaker has gone with smaller lineups, leaving 6’6 Kale Catchings to man the middle, who averages 8.9 ppg and 3.8 rpg.
Idan Tretout has scored in double figures in four of the last five games.
Yale’s strength of schedule swayed their non-conference slate, but the Bulldogs have started Ivy League play off 4-1 and look to be contenders for the conference crown. A road victory over conference leader Princeton was their final result last time.
Yale scores a solid 73.7 ppg, and their led by a stud in Azar Swain. The 6’1 guard scored 34 in the road loss to Iona, before reaching a new career-high of 37 points in the win over Columbia last week.
Swain leads the Ivy League with 19.4 points per game, while grabbing a team-lead 4.5 rpg.
Jalen Gabbidon has come as of late in the Yale backcourt. The 6’5 guard scored 21 points on the road against Penn, then followed it up with a 20-point performance in the win over Columbia. He’s now second on the team in scoring at 11.8 ppg.
Junior guard Matthue Cotton hit four threes in road win over Princeton, and he’s third on the team in scoring (9.4)
Isaiah Kelly and Matt Knowling start up front, with the former leading the team in rebounding (4.4), and the former scoring 17 points in the win over Princeton.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Harvard is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Yale is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Over is 8-4 in Bulldogs last 12 as a favorite.
Free Harvard Crimson vs. Yale Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction: Yale to Cover
Harvard’s struggles could continue here, as a road back-to-back isn’t ideal for any college player here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Yale -3.5
What was once viewed as a potential Ivy League championship matchup may not have such aspirations anymore. Ledlum’s absence has left Harvard thin up front, and they’re about to face arguably their toughest opponent yet. Yale’s in another good spot to cover here.
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