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College basketball point spread favors Crimson in battle with Big Red

Cornell Big RedHarvard Crimson
2-22February 28, 2014, 07:00 | Lavietes Pavilion22-4



Cornell pays a visit to Harvard on Friday, hoping to send the Crimson to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Lavietes Pavilion.

Harvard will face the 2-22 Big Red, who own a 10-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Crimson are 7-12-1 on the OU so far this season while the Big Red are 7-10.

View Cornell Big Red vs Harvard Crimson Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Harvard Crimson as -25-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Crimson) and the No. 276 (Big Red) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Cornell was an 81-75 loser in its last match at home against Brown. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Big Red got a huge 34-point effort from Nolan Cressler but still lost 81-75 against Brown on Saturday at Newman Arena.

Harvard won its last outing, a 59-47 result against Princeton on February 22. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Harvard got 17 points from Brandyn Curry en route to a 59-47 victory over Princeton on Saturday at Jadwin Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Harvard's No. 163-rated squad against Cornell's No. 216-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Harvard rates No. 175 in the country with 5.54 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 76 nationally with 7 per match.

A few Big Red at Crimson trends to consider:
Cornell is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cornell's last 6 games
Cornell is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Harvard is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Harvard is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 6 games at home
Harvard is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cornell


Next up:
Cornell at Dartmouth, Saturday, March 1st
Harvard at Columbia, Saturday, March 1st

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