NCAAB American Eagles vs Harvard Prediction 11/29/2023

The American Eagles (3-3) travel to face off against the Harvard Crimson (4-2) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge and televised on ESPN+. American is coming off a win in their previous game, while Harvard is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Indiana. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

American Eagles vs Harvard Crimson

The American Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Mount St. Mary’s 68-65, American now has a 3-3 record. In their last five road games, including those from last year, American has a 1-4 record. As of now, American’s record against the spread this season stands at 2-4 going into today’s game. When playing on the road, American is 0-3 vs. the spread this season and has a 4-6 ATS record in their previous ten road games.

Through six games, American has an over/under record of 4-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 147.3 points per game so far. When assessing the Eagles’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-1, with their games averaging 84 points per game.

The Harvard Crimson Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Today marks the 7th game of the season for Harvard, who currently have a 4-2 overall record. On the road, they are 3-2, while at home they are 1-0. At the moment, Harvard is maintaining a winning record against the spread, sitting at 4-2. However, in their most recent five games, the team is 1-3 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Harvard have had an average of 150.3 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.1 points. Their over/under record is 5-1-0. When assessing the Crimson’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-1, with their games averaging 71 points per game.

American Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 76.9 points per game, American struggled in their previous game. Against Mount St. Mary’s, the Eagles scored 68 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39.7%. Lorenzo Donadio led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Geoff Sprouse contributed 11 points for the Eagles.

Matt Rogers (F) 14.1 5.4 1.0
Geoff Sprouse (G) 12.7 2.9 1.1
Lorenzo Donadio (G) 9.3 4.9 2.9

Harvard Offense Breakdown

The Crimson’s offense finished with 76 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 77.3 points per contest. Malik Mack led the team in scoring, putting up 27 points. Additionally, Chisom Okpara contributed 13 points for the Crimson.

Malik Mack (G) 21.1 3.9 5.1
Chisom Okpara (F) 15.5 5.2 1.8
Louis Lesmond (G) 10.1 2.9 0.9

American Team Defense

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 158th in the country at 74.7 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, American’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 47.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.2% this season.

Harvard Team Defense

The Crimson’s defense is presently ranked 100th nationally, allowing an average of 69.9 points per contest. In today’s game, the Harvard defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 89 points.

Eagles vs Crimson Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, American has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 67 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games at home, the Crimson have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 72 points per game in these contests.
  • The last five games that American was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Crimson have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.

Eagles vs Crimson Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Crimson vs. Crimson game, we suggest taking the Crimson at -9.5. Even though our predictions have the Crimson winning 76-68, we see the Eagles as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 141.5 and our model has the Eagles and Crimson finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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