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Harvard Crimson vs Hawks College Hoops Game Preview

Harvard CrimsonSaint Joseph's Hawks
Nov 20, 8:00 PM | Hagan Arena

Harvard Crimson vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds

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The Saint Joseph's Hawks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Harvard Crimson at Hagan Arena on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.

Saint Joseph's battles the Crimson, currently sitting with a 2-1 mark (2-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Hawks and 0-1 for the Crimson.

View Harvard vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Hawks installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Crimson odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Joseph's is rated No. 67 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Harvard is at No. 119. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-73 win for the Crimson.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Joseph's has the nation's No. 188-rated offensive output, at 68.7 PPG. The visiting Crimson defense ranks No. 38 allowing on average 55.3 PPG. The Hawks FG% has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 151-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Harvard was a 79-45 winner at home against Manhattan. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Crimson blew out Manhattan on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-45 win at Lavietes Pavilion.

In their last action, Saint Joseph's was a 73-66 loser at home against Florida State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Ronald Roberts, Jr. scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 73-66 to Florida State at Barclays Center on Saturday).

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Vermont are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing American are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Crimson at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Harvard's last 5 games on the road
Harvard is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Harvard is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Harvard home to Vermont, Tuesday, November 27
Saint Joseph's home to American, Wednesday, November 28