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Harvard (18-10) and Yale (21-7) continue the two programs' storied rivalry in the 2019 Ivy League Tournament final with an NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament berth on the line this Sunday afternoon. Harvard swept the Bulldogs in their two regular-season meetings this year, but each team should be hungry to win its first Ivy League Tournament title.  

 

The Bulldogs are 4-point favorites over Harvard, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. And if you're looking to place a bet on this year's Ivy League Tournament title game, you might want to take a look at some predictions from experts around the industry before tipoff.


Yale vs Harvard Predictions


Cappers Picks

The Cappers Picks' staff are predicting Yale to win straight up and cover the 4-point spread with ease in an 83-73 final. They believe the Bulldogs' offense has been too hot for the Crimson to stop lately, as Yale has now scored 80 points or more in four of its last six games. 

Picks and Parlays

Jim, of Picks and Parlays, is going against the odds and calling for Harvard to pull off the upset and cover the spread. Jim thinks the Crimson will win, 71-67, largely citing this prediction from the fact that Harvard has covered the spread in all of its last four meetings with Yale. 


Sports Chat Place

The Sports Chat Place staff are backing Harvard to cover the spread in a close one, but they also think Yale will escape with the outright win. Given Harvard has already beaten Yale in both meetings this season, they believe the Crimson know what it takes to keep it close. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN's BPI is giving Yale a considerable edge with a 67.7 percent chance of winning.


Overall, we've got a fairly split field of expert predictions for this matchup. Three of our four highlighted predictions are calling for Yale to win straight up, but two of the three spread predictions are backing Harvard to cover. 


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