Harvard Crimson vs Boston University Terriers in college hoops odds
Boston University Terriers vs Harvard Crimson Odds
The Harvard Crimson will try to cover the spread at Lavietes Pavilion on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Boston University Terriers in NCAA basketball action.
The Crimson are 4-4 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Terriers, meanwhile, are 3-5 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Harvard go 4-2 and the Terriers go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crimson sit at No. 211 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Terriers sit at No. 164 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crimson will win this game 71-68.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Harvard's No. 176-ranked scoring average of 68.4 PPG, against a Terriers defense rated No. 162 and allowing 65.2 PPG. The Crimson FG% has averaged 46.5% to date this season, more than the Terriers shooters have managed so far (42.6% per game).
Defensively, Boston University features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Boston University, they were a 69-63 winner as they battled Coastal Carolina on the road. The Terriers grabbed a 69-63 win over the Chanticleers on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Dom Morris at Kimbel Arena.
Harvard was a 57-49 loser in its last match on the road against Connecticut. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Wesley Saunders scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson to a win (they lost 57-49 to Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Friday).
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Holy Cross are 5-5
After playing Connecticut are 3-0
After a loss are 8-2
A few Terriers at Crimson trends to consider:
Harvard is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Harvard is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Harvard is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing Boston University
Harvard is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston University
Boston University home to Quinnipiac, Sunday, December 16
Harvard home to Holy Cross, Saturday, December 22