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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(12-9) Yale Bulldogs vs. Harvard Crimson (11-8)
Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Lavietes Pavilion, Boston, MA
CBB Moneyline Odds: Bulldogs +105 | Crimson -125
CBB Betting ATS Odds: YALE +1.5 | HARV -1.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 140.5
The Harvard Crimson and the Yale Bulldogs will play the second half of their back-to-back this evening. Yale won the first meeting at home last week, 58-55.
Harvard is favored to win by two at home here.
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.
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.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Yale is 7-3 ATS in their last ten road games.
- Harvard is 7-3 ATS in their last ten home games.
- Under is 6-2 in the Crimson last eight home games.
Free Yale Bulldogs vs. Harvard Crimson NCAAB Prediction: Harvard to Win
The second game of this back-to-back should be special, as an ailing home team will look to avoid a sweep and keep their postseason hopes alive.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Harvard ML (-125)
This one will come down to the play of Azar Swain on the road versus Noah Kirkwood at home, and I like the latter in Boston. Harvard is starting to adapt to life without Chris Ledlum, and their in a nice revenge spot against their fiercest rival. A big game from Kirkwood could do wonders for bettors here.
Take Harvard’s ML for safety, or even test the under.
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