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March 2, 7:00 PM | Levien Gym

Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions Odds

24-4TEAM RECORD14-14

The Lions will be trying to slam the Harvard Crimson on Friday when the teams tip off at Levien Gym in college betting action.

The Lions currently sports a 14-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-10 ATS. The Crimson are 24-4 and 12-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lions produce a 7-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Crimson have gone 7-16 against the number.

View Harvard vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lions are listed as 8-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 116 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crimson sit at No. 103 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crimson will win this game 72-65.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crimson rank No. 260 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.8 per game. That compares with Columbia’s No. 171 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Columbia is college basketball's No. 89-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Crimson rate No. 219 with 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.7 points per game. Columbia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 231 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Harvard was a 55-54 loser at home against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Harvard suffered a 55-54 loss against Pennsylvania on Saturday, getting 12 points from Kyle Casey in a losing effort at Lavietes Pavilion.

In their last action, Columbia was a 94-78 loser on the road against Brown. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Lions endured a 94-78 loss at the hands of the Bears on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Brian Barbour at Pizzitola Sports Center.

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

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Dartmouth are 5-5
After playing Brown are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Crimson at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Harvard's last 7 games when playing on the road against Columbia
Harvard is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbia's last 7 games when playing at home against Harvard
Columbia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbia's last 6 games
Columbia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Harvard

Next up:
Harvard at Cornell, Saturday, March 3
Columbia home to Dartmouth, Saturday, March 3

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