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Pennsylvania Quakers vs Harvard Crimson Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Lavietes Pavilion Friday as host Harvard looks to handle the Pennsylvania Quakers in NCAA hoops action.
The Crimson sport records of 13-7 and 8-9-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Quakers have 5-17 and 8-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-6 for the Crimson and 5-6-1 for the Quakers.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Harvard Crimson as 11.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 299-rated Pennsylvania taking on the No. 217-rated Crimson in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-61 win for the Crimson on Friday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Quakers rank No. 291 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Harvard’s No. 329 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Harvard is college basketball's No. 110-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Quakers rate No. 214 with 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pennsylvania owns the country's No. 195-rated mark, allowing 70.4 points per game on the highway. Harvard, on the other hand, rates No. 60 in scoring at home.
Pennsylvania won its last outing, a 71-48 result against Brown on February 9. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Quakers blew out Brown on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 71-48 win at The Palestra.
Harvard lost its last outing, a 78-63 result against Columbia on February 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Wesley Saunders went off for 27 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Columbia handed Harvard a 78-63 defeat at Levien Gym.
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dartmouth are 7-3
After playing Brown are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Princeton are 6-4
After playing Columbia are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1
A few Quakers at Crimson trends to consider:
Pennsylvania is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Pennsylvania is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pennsylvania
Harvard is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Harvard's last 5 games
Pennsylvania at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 16
Harvard home to Princeton, Saturday, February 16