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College basketball point spread favors Crimson in battle with Big Red

Cornell Big RedHarvard Crimson
2-22February 28, 2014, 07:00 | Lavietes Pavilion22-4

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

Harvard will face the 2-22 Big Red, who own a 10-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Crimson are 7-12-1 on the OU so far this season while the Big Red are 7-10.

View Cornell Big Red vs Harvard Crimson Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Harvard Crimson as -25-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Crimson) and the No. 276 (Big Red) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Cornell was an 81-75 loser in its last match at home against Brown. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Big Red got a huge 34-point effort from Nolan Cressler but still lost 81-75 against Brown on Saturday at Newman Arena.

Harvard won its last outing, a 59-47 result against Princeton on February 22. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Harvard got 17 points from Brandyn Curry en route to a 59-47 victory over Princeton on Saturday at Jadwin Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Harvard's No. 163-rated squad against Cornell's No. 216-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Harvard rates No. 175 in the country with 5.54 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 76 nationally with 7 per match.

A few Big Red at Crimson trends to consider:
Cornell is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cornell's last 6 games
Cornell is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Harvard is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Harvard is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Harvard's last 6 games at home
Harvard is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cornell

Next up:
Cornell at Dartmouth, Saturday, March 1st
Harvard at Columbia, Saturday, March 1st