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Harvard Crimson vs UMass Minutemen College Basketball Betting Preview

The UMass Minutemen will be trying to slam the Harvard Crimson on Saturday when the teams tip off at Mullins Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the UMass Minutemen as -5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Harvard Crimson vs UMass Minutemen Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UMass Minutemen currently sport a 3-1 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Harvard Crimson are 1-2 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UMass Minutemen produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Harvard Crimson have gone 1-1 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 182-ranked UMass Minutemen and the No. 168-rated Harvard Crimson in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UMass's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 79 PPG, against a Crimson defense that ranks No. 62 at 64.67 PPG. The Minutemen field goal percentage has averaged 44.87% so far, more than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Corey Johnson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson to a win (they lost 63-52 to Holy Cross at Lavietes Pavilion on Tuesday).

UMass got 18 points from Donte Clark en route to a 68-60 victory over Holy Cross on Sunday at DCU Center.

Betting Trends
  • Harvard is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Harvard is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Harvard is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • UMass is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • UMass is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Harvard home to George Washington, Tuesday, November 29th
UMass at Wagner, Wednesday, November 30th

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