Princeton hits floor against Harvard
The Princeton Tigers and the Harvard Crimson will hit the hardwood at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday night as the Ivy League schools renew their rivalry.
Princeton holds the edge at 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 games against Harvard, although the Crimson managed to pick up the ATS win in each of their last two meetings.
The OVER/UNDER sits at 3-7 for bettors in their last 10 matchups.
The Crimson bring a 15-3 record (9-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-3 Tigers, who are 5-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Harvard go 2-8-1 so far and the Tigers go 7-2.
Bettors looking to side with Harvard in this one found them as -10-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 34-ranked Crimson and the No. 77-rated Tigers in this matchup.
Princeton was an 84-54 winner in its last match at home against Kean. The Tigers blew out Kean on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-54 win at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Last time out for Harvard, they were an 80-50 winner as they battled Dartmouth on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point favorite. Harvard cruised to victory on Sunday, running Dartmouth out of the gym and running up an 80-50 score at Leede Arena.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Harvard's No. 117 nationally ranked offense (72.83 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 76 at 67.07 PPG. The Crimson have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (45.38% on average).
A few Tigers at Crimson trends to consider:
Princeton is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Princeton is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Princeton is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Harvard
Princeton is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Harvard
Harvard is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Harvard is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Harvard's last 6 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Princeton at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 1st
Harvard at Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 1st