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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Harvard Crimson Over Brown Bears

Lavietes Pavilion features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Harvard Crimson and the visiting Brown Bears in college hoops betting odds action on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Harvard Crimson as -8-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Brown Bears have watched them go 7-13 and 7-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Harvard Crimson are at 9-13 and 5-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Harvard Crimson are 8-7, while the Brown Bears have a 8-5 mark.

This game puts the Harvard Crimson, most recently No. 215 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Brown Bears, who rate No. 278 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Harvard has the nation's No. 229-rated offensive output, at 66.23 PPG. The visiting Brown Bears defense ranks No. 223 allowing on average 77.4 PPG. The Crimson FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Harvard Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.88% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brown got 21 points from Steven Spieth but lost anyway, 77-73, to Columbia on Saturday at Pizzitola Sports Center.

The Crimson got 13 points from Patrick Steeves, but it was Pennsylvania that prevailed in a 67-57 final on Saturday at Palestra.

Betting Trends
  • Brown is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Brown is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games
  • Brown is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Harvard is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Harvard is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Harvard is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Harvard is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brown

Next Betting Matchups

Brown at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 13th
Harvard at Yale, Saturday, February 13th