Against the Spread Pick
The Yale Bulldogs have won six games in a row and 13 of their last 14 following a 3-3 start to the season. They have also been crushing all of their Ivy League foes–all by double-digits–heading into Friday’s date with the Harvard Crimson. Showcasing depth, five different players have led Yale in scoring over the past six contests. Three are averaging more than 12 points per game, including Paul Atkinson with 17.1 ppg. The Crimson have dropped two straight as they try to navigate waters without leading scorer Bryce Aiken (still out with a foot injury). Harvard is 0-5 ATS in its last five overall and 3-8 ATS in its last 11 on the road. The Bulldogs are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 overall, 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 at home, and 4-1 ATS in their last five against opponents with winning records. YALE should be able to cover without too much trouble.
Over Under Pick
Getting contributions from all over the floor, Yale has scored at least 86 points in three of its past four outings. The winning team has scored at least 70 in six of Harvard’s past seven. The over is 25-9-1 in the Crimson’s last 35 on the road and 5-1 in their last six against opponents with winning records. It is also 4-0 in the Bulldogs’ last four overall, 7-2 in their last nine at home, and 5-2 in their last seven against opponents with winning records. Take the OVER.