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Nov 27, 7:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Vermont Catamounts vs Harvard Crimson Odds

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The visiting Vermont Catamounts hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Lavietes Pavilion against the Harvard Crimson.

The Catamounts will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Crimson are 2-1 ATS. Vermont is 0-0 on the totals; Harvard is 1-1.

View Vermont vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Crimson as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crimson - Catamounts odds would favor the Catamounts if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Harvard is rated No. 119 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Vermont is at No. 85. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-62 win for the Crimson.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Catamounts rank No. 124 in NCAA Division 1 with 37 per game. That compares with Harvard’s No. 163 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Harvard is college basketball's No. 206-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Catamounts rate No. 340 with 3 per game.

Defensively, Vermont features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.3 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Vermont, they were a 65-52 winner as they battled Yale at home. Vermont earned a 65-52 victory over Yale on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Candon Rusin at Roy Patrick Gym.

Harvard was a 75-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Harvard suffered a 75-56 loss against Saint Joseph's on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Wesley Saunders in a losing effort at Hagan Arena.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Fordham are 2-0
After playing Saint Joseph's are 0-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Catamounts at Crimson trends to consider:
Harvard is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Harvard is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Vermont
Harvard is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Harvard is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vermont

Next up:
Vermont at Rhode Island, Saturday, December 1
Harvard home to Fordham, Saturday, December 1