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March 9, 5:30 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Cornell Big Red vs Harvard Crimson Odds

13-17TEAM RECORD18-9

The Cornell Big Red will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Crimson in Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Big Red have watched them go 13-17 and 9-12-1 ATS on the year, while the Crimson are at 18-9 and 13-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Crimson are 13-11, while the Big Red have a 10-6 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Crimson rated this week at No. 182 and the Big Red sitting at No. 319. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-63 result in favor of the Crimson.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Harvard's No. 134-ranked offense, averaging 69.1 PPG, against a Big Red defense that ranks No. 259 at 70.1 PPG. The Crimson field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Big Red marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Cornell features the nation's No. 178-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cornell, they were a 76-62 loser as they battled Dartmouth on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Cornell got 26 points from Errick Peck on the way to a 76-62 loss against Dartmouth on Friday at Leede Arena.

Last time out for Harvard, they were a 56-51 winner as they battled Columbia at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Crimson got 16 points from Siyani Chambers as Harvard ran past Columbia 56-51 on Friday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Dartmouth are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Columbia are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Big Red at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cornell's last 6 games on the road
Cornell is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cornell's last 7 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Cornell is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cornell
Harvard is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Harvard's last 7 games