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Brown Bears visit Harvard Crimson in college basketball clash

Brown BearsHarvard Crimson
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson Odds


Brown pays a visit to Harvard on Saturday, hoping to send the Crimson to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Lavietes Pavilion.

The Crimson bring a 10-6 record (8-5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-9 Bears, who are 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Harvard go 8-5 so far and the Bears go 4-2.

View Brown vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Crimson and the No. 206-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-63 win for the Crimson on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Harvard has the nation's No. 114-rated offensive output, at 69.9 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 129 allowing on average 64.5 PPG. The Crimson FG% has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.2% per game.

Defensively, Brown features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 68 nationally in scoring at home.

Brown won its last outing, a 62-50 result against Dartmouth on February 1. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Rafael Maia scored 21 points leading the Bears to a 62-50 victory over Dartmouth at Leede Arena on Friday.

Last time out for Harvard, they were a 67-64 winner as they battled Yale at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. Laurent Rivard scored 15 points leading the Crimson to a 67-64 victory over Yale at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday.

A few Bears at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brown's last 8 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Brown is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Brown is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,on the road
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brown
Harvard22-2-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Harvard is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Brown
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Harvard's last 8 games when playing at home against Brown

Next up:
Brown at Princeton, Friday, February 8
Harvard at Cornell, Friday, February 8