Harvard Crimson visit Cornell Big Red in college basketball clash
Harvard Crimson vs Cornell Big Red Odds
The Cornell Big Red will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Harvard Crimson at Newman Arena in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Crimson have watched them go 12-6 and 8-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Big Red are at 10-11 and 5-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Big Red are 4-3, while the Crimson have a 10-5 mark.
The Big Red were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 304 (Big Red) and the No. 190 (Crimson) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-64 result in favor of the Crimson has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cornell's No. 230-rated squad against Harvard's No. 317-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cornell rates No. 112 in the country with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 100 nationally with 6.9 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Harvard owns the country's No. 73-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Cornell, on the other hand, rates No. 171 in scoring at home.
Harvard won its last outing, an 89-82 result against Brown on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Wesley Saunders scored 18 points leading the Crimson to an 89-82 victory over Brown at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday.
Last time out for Cornell, they were a 71-69 winner as they battled Pennsylvania on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Cornell earned a 71-69 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday, getting 20 points from Errick Peck at The Palestra.
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Columbia are 6-4
After playing Brown are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dartmouth are 6-4
After playing Pennsylvania are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Crimson at Big Red trends to consider:
Harvard is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Harvard is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Harvard is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cornell
Cornell is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Cornell is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Cornell is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Harvard
Harvard at Columbia, Saturday, February 9
Cornell home to Dartmouth, Saturday, February 9