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College baskeball point spread favors Golden Bears in battle with Crimson

Harvard CrimsonCalifornia Golden Bears
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | Haas Pavilion

Harvard Crimson vs California Golden Bears Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the California Golden Bears try to run the Harvard Crimson off the court at Haas Pavilion in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Crimson have watched them go 6-4 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Golden Bears are at 8-3 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Bears are 4-4, while the Crimson have a 5-2 mark.

View Harvard vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the California Golden Bears as 9-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 220-rated Harvard taking on the No. 55-rated Golden Bears in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-72 win for the Golden Bears on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature California's No. 28-rated squad against Harvard's No. 300-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, California rates No. 331 in the country with 4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 157 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Harvard owns the country's No. 91-rated mark, allowing 65.5 points per game on the highway. California, on the other hand, rates No. 141 in scoring at home.

Harvard was a 72-65 winner in its last match at home against Holy Cross. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Harvard earned a 72-65 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday, getting 15 points from Wesley Saunders at Lavietes Pavilion.

California won its last outing, an 85-53 result against Prairie View A&M on December 22. California cruised to victory on Saturday, running Prairie View A&M out of the gym and running up an 85-53 score at Haas Pavilion.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Holy Cross are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing UCLA are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Crimson at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Harvard is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Harvard is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
California is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
California is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Harvard at St. Mary's, Monday, December 31
California at UCLA, Thursday, January 3