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Harvard Crimson vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds
The Pennsylvania Quakers will be trying to slam the Harvard Crimson on Saturday when the teams tip off at The Palestra in college betting action.
The Quakers sport records of 7-20 and 10-11-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crimson have 17-8 and 13-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9-1 for the Quakers and 12-10 for the Crimson.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Quakers sit at No. 285 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crimson sit at No. 185 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crimson will win this game 71-60.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pennsylvania's No. 289-ranked offense, averaging 62.3 PPG, against a Crimson defense that ranks No. 119 at 64.2 PPG. The Quakers field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.
Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.1 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.
Harvard lost its last outing, a 58-53 result against Princeton on March 1. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Crimson endured a 58-53 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, despite a 15-point effort from Steve Moundou-Missi at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Pennsylvania lost its last outing, a 69-64 result against Dartmouth on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Tony Hicks scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Quakers to a win (they lost 69-64 to Dartmouth at The Palestra on Friday).
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Columbia are 7-3
After playing Princeton are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Brown are 3-7
After playing Dartmouth are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Crimson at Quakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Harvard's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Harvard is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Harvard is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games when playing at home against Harvard
Pennsylvania is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Harvard
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pennsylvania's last 13 games when playing Harvard
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 6 games
Harvard home to Columbia, Friday, March 8
Pennsylvania at Brown, Friday, March 8