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Cornell Big Red visit Harvard Crimson in NCAAB hoops battle

Cornell Big RedHarvard Crimson
Feb 3, 7:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Cornell Big Red vs Harvard Crimson Odds

7-11TEAM RECORD18-2

The Harvard Crimson will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Cornell Big Red at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday in NCAAB play.

Harvard battles the Big Red, currently sitting with a 7-11 mark (5-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-11 for the Crimson and 2-7-1 for the Big Red.

View Cornell vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Crimson installed as 15.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Crimson, most recently No. 127 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Big Red, who rate No. 163 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-61 victory for the Crimson.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Harvard's No. 219-ranked offense, averaging 65.8 PPG, against a Big Red defense that ranks No. 193 at 67.5 PPG. The Crimson field goal percentage has averaged 46.6% so far, more than the Big Red marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Defensively, Cornell features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 213 nationally in scoring at home.

Cornell won its last outing, a 65-60 result against Columbia on January 28. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Chris Wroblewski scored 19 points leading the Big Red to a 65-60 victory over Columbia at Newman Arena on Saturday.

In their last action, Harvard was a 68-59 winner on the road against Brown. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. Harvard earned a 68-59 victory over Brown on Saturday, getting 20 points from Kyle Casey at Pizzitola Sports Center.

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

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Columbia are 7-3
After playing Brown are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Big Red at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cornell's last 6 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Cornell is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Cornell is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
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 UNDER in 5 of Harvard's last 6 games when playing at home against Cornell
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 5 games when playing Cornell

Next up:
Cornell at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 4
Harvard home to Columbia, Saturday, February 4

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