March Madness: Crimson vs. Bearcats
The UNDER is on a 9-1 run in the past 10 games where Harvard was listed as the underdog as they prepare to go up against favored No. 5 Cincinnati in East Region action on Thursday.
Harvard is 26-4 SU in its past 30 games and went 6-1 ATS in its final seven games of the 2014 Ivy League season. The Crimson are league champs for a fourth straight year.
Supporters of the Crimson have watched them go 26-4 and 16-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Bearcats are at 27-6 and 12-14-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 7-20, while the Crimson have a 9-14-1 mark.
The Bearcats sit at No. 39 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crimson sit at No. 13 on the same chart.
Last time out for Harvard, they were a 98-93 winner as they battled Brown on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. The Crimson got a 21-point performance from Steve Moundou-Missi, who added 11 rebounds, as Harvard ran past Brown 98-93 on Saturday at Pizzitola Sports Center.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 58-56 loser as they battled Connecticut at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Cincinnati suffered a 58-56 loss against Connecticut on Friday, getting 14 points from Sean Kilpatrick in a losing effort at FedExForum.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 177-ranked offense, averaging 68.73 PPG, against a Crimson defense that ranks No. 11 at 60.5 PPG. The Bearcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.74% per game.
A few Crimson at Bearcats trends to consider:
Harvard is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games