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Columbia visit Harvard in Hoops Battle

The Crimson will be trying to slam the Columbia Lions on Friday when the teams tip off at Lavietes Pavilion in college betting action.

The Crimson are 13-3 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Harvard go 4-3 and the Lions go 2-1 on the totals.

View Columbia vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Crimson are listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 161 (Crimson) and the No. 238 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-72 result in favor of the Crimson has been projected by the scores prediction en
gine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Harvard's No. 274-rated squad against Columbia's No. 59-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Harvard rates No. 61 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 137 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Columbia owns the country's No. 260-rated mark, allowing 75.1 points per game on the highway. Harvard, on the other hand, rates No. 109 in scoring at home.

Columbia was a 70-66 winner in its last match on the road against Cornell. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs.

In their last action, Harvard was a 59-50 winner at home against Dartmouth. They failed to cover the 18.5–po
int spread as favorites.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Dartmouth are 5-5
After playing Cornell are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Lions at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbia is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Columbia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Harvard's last 6 games when playing at home against Columbia
Harvard is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when play
ing at home against Columbia

Next up:
Columbia at Dartmouth, Saturday, January 29
Harvard home to Cornell, Saturday, January 29

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