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Columbia Lions take on Crimson in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Harvard Crimson will try to cover the point spread at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday when they get a visit from the Columbia Lions in NCAA basketball betting action.

Columbia Lions vs Harvard Crimson Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Harvard Crimson are 9-10 so far on the season, and 5-7 ATS vs the number. The Columbia Lions, meanwhile, are 14-6 and 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Harvard go 7-5 and the Columbia Lions go 8-2-1 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 226-rated Harvard Crimson and the No. 64-ranked Columbia Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Columbia is ranked No. 118 in NCAA basketball at 37.25 per game. Contrast that with Harvard's No. 79 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Harvard is the No. 96-ranked team in the country at 7.58 per game, while Columbia rates No. 8 at 10.1 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lions got 16 points from Maodo Lo as Columbia ran past Dartmouth 77-60 on Friday at Leede Arena.

Harvard got 24 points and 24 rebounds from Zena Edosomwan in a losing cause in their 77-65 loss to Cornell on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Columbia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Harvard
  • Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Harvard
  • Harvard is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Harvard is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Columbia
  • Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbia
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Harvard's last 7 games when playing Columbia

Next Betting Matchups

Columbia at Yale, Friday, February 5th
Harvard at Princeton, Friday, February 5th