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Diamond Head Classic - BYU Cougars vs Harvard Crimson College Basketball Betting Preview

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Harvard and BYU on Tuesday, with the host Crimson trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The BYU Cougars opened as -7.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

BYU Cougars vs Harvard Crimson Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Harvard Crimson sit at 3-6 (1-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the BYU Cougars are currently 7-3 (3-3-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Harvard is 2-3 OU, and BYU is 5-3 OU.

This game puts the Harvard Crimson, most recently No. 244 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the BYU Cougars, who rate No. 105 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Harvard's No. 241-ranked offense, averaging 65.11 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 172 at 72.1 PPG. The Crimson field goal percentage has averaged 44.68% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.88% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 25 points from Zac Seljaas as BYU ran past Central Michigan 98-85 on Friday at Marriott Center.

Corey Johnson scored 18 points leading the Crimson to a 75-69 victory over Boston University at Case Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games
  • Harvard is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at St. Mary's, Thursday, December 31st
Harvard at Wofford, Thursday, December 31st