Brown Bears host Harvard Crimson in college basketball action
Harvard Crimson vs Brown Bears Odds
The Brown Bears will try to cover the spread at Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Harvard Crimson in NCAA basketball action.
Brown will face the 15-7 Crimson, who own a 10-9-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bears are 6-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Crimson are 11-8 favoring the OVER.
The Crimson were listed as 4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 255 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crimson sit at No. 202 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crimson will win this game 71-62.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Brown's No. 302-ranked scoring average of 61.5 PPG, against a Crimson defense rated No. 145 and allowing 65.2 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 39.7% to date this season, less than the Crimson shooters have managed so far (48.8% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Harvard owns the country's No. 94-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. Brown, on the other hand, rates No. 245 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Harvard was a 69-57 winner at home against Princeton. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Harvard earned a 69-57 victory over Princeton on Saturday, getting 14 points from Kenyatta Smith at Lavietes Pavilion.
In their last action, Brown was a 69-66 loser at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Brown suffered a 69-66 loss against Cornell on Saturday, getting 19 points from Sean McGonagill in a losing effort at Pizzitola Sports Center.
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Yale are 7-3
After playing Princeton are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Dartmouth are 3-7
After playing Cornell are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Crimson at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 6 games when playing on the road against Brown
Harvard is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Brown
Brown is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brown's last 7 games when playing Harvard
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games when playing at home against Harvard
Harvard at Yale, Saturday, February 23
Brown home to Dartmouth, Saturday, February 23