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College Basketball Betting - Harvard Crimson Columbia Lions Odds

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Harvard Crimson try to run the Columbia Lions off the court at Lavietes Pavilion in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Columbia Lions opened as 9-point underdogs 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).

Columbia Lions vs Harvard Crimson Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Harvard Crimson sport a record of 14-7 and 11-4-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Columbia Lions have 10-11 and 9-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-9 for the Harvard Crimson and 9-9 for the Columbia Lions.

The Harvard Crimson sit at No. 34 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Columbia Lions sit at No. 216 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Harvard's No. 196-ranked offense, averaging 70.52 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 140 at 72 PPG. The Crimson field goal percentage has averaged 43.78% so far, less than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.35% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbia got 21 points from Mike Smith but lost anyway, 61-59, to Princeton on Saturday at L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium.

Harvard got 27 points from Bryce Aiken en route to a 75-67 victory over Yale on Saturday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbia's last 7 games
  • Columbia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Columbia is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Harvard
  • Harvard is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Harvard is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • Harvard is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Harvard is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Columbia

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 18th
Harvard at Cornell, Saturday, February 18th