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Harvard Crimson vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview

Harvard CrimsonBoston College Eagles
Dec 4, 7:00 PM | Conte Forum

Harvard Crimson vs Boston College Eagles Odds

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The Boston College Eagles will try to cover the spread at Conte Forum on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Harvard Crimson in NCAA basketball action.

The Eagles bring a 3-4 record (2-3-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-3 Crimson, who are 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Boston College go 3-0 so far and the Crimson go 3-1.

View Harvard vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Eagles were listed as 1-point favorites 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:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 243-rated Harvard taking on the No. 229-rated Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-67 win for the Crimson on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson is ranked No. 183 in NCAA hoops at 35 per game. Contrast that with Boston College’s No. 194 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boston College is the No. 82-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Harvard rates No. 159 at 6.3 per game.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 268 nationally in scoring at home.

Harvard won its last outing, a 73-64 result against Fordham on December 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Harvard got 17 points from Wesley Saunders en route to a 73-64 victory over Fordham on Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion.

In their last action, Boston College was a 73-61 winner on the road against Penn State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles grabbed a 73-61 win over the Nittany Lions on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Olivier Hanlan at Bryce Jordan Center.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Connecticut are 3-0
After playing Fordham are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Francis NY are 2-0
After playing Penn State are 2-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Crimson at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Harvard's last 6 games on the road
Harvard is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Harvard is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Harvard is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston College is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
Boston College is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Harvard
Boston College is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Harvard
Boston College is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Harvard

Next up:
Harvard at Connecticut, Friday, December 7
Boston College home to St. Francis NY, Saturday, December 8