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Brown Bears visit Harvard Crimson in NCAAB hoops battle

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Feb 17, 7:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson Odds

7-18TEAM RECORD21-3

The Harvard Crimson will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Bears at Lavietes Pavilion in NCAAB action.

The Crimson currently sports a 21-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-9 ATS. The Bears are 7-18 and 6-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crimson produce a 6-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 7-8 against the number.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 22-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 115-rated Crimson and the No. 329-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-56 result in favor of the Crimson.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Harvard has the nation's No. 236-rated offensive output, at 65.1 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 246 allowing on average 69.8 PPG. The Crimson FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Brown owns the country's No. 216-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Harvard, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

Brown lost its last outing, a 72-63 result against Cornell on February 11. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. Brown got 21 points from Matt Sullivan but lost anyway, 72-63, to Cornell on Saturday at Newman Arena.

Last time out for Harvard, they were a 70-62 loser as they battled Princeton on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Harvard suffered a 70-62 loss against Princeton on Saturday, getting 16 points from Keith Wright in a losing effort at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Brown Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Dartmouth are 5-5
After playing Cornell are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Yale are 5-5
After playing Princeton are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Bears at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brown's last 7 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Brown is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Brown is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brown
Harvard is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Harvard's last 7 games when playing at home against Brown

Next up:
Brown at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 18
Harvard home to Yale, Saturday, February 18

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