Columbia Lions host Harvard Crimson in college basketball action

Harvard Crimson Columbia Lions
18-4 February 14, 2014, 07:00 | Levien Gym 14-9

 

Harvard travels to Columbia on Friday, hoping to boost its 18-4 record with a victory over the Lions.

The Lions are 14-9 so far on the season, and 7-6 ATS vs. the number. The Crimson, meanwhile, are 18-4 and 10-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbia go 2-10 and the Crimson go 4-10-1 on the totals.

View Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetDSI. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lions at No. 152 and the Crimson at No. 26 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Harvard, they were a 74-67 loser as they battled Yale at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. The Crimson endured a 74-67 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Wesley Saunders at Lavietes Pavilion.

In their last action, Columbia was a 68-60 loser on the road against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Lions endured a 68-60 loss at the hands of the Quakers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Alex Rosenberg at Palestra.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbia's No. 200 nationally ranked offense (67.96 points per game) against a Crimson defense that sits as the No. 14 at 60.55 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 44.61% from the field, less than the Crimson have managed so far this season (45.27% on average).

A few Crimson at Lions trends to consider:
Harvard is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Harvard is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Harvard's last 10 games
Harvard is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Columbia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Columbia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Harvard

Next up:
Harvard at Cornell, Saturday, February 15th
Columbia at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 15th

 

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