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Columbia Lions host Harvard Crimson in college basketball action

Harvard CrimsonColumbia Lions
18-4February 14, 2014, 07:00 | Levien Gym14-9


Harvard travels to Columbia on Friday, hoping to boost its 18-4 record with a victory over the Lions.

The Lions are 14-9 so far on the season, and 7-6 ATS vs. the number. The Crimson, meanwhile, are 18-4 and 10-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbia go 2-10 and the Crimson go 4-10-1 on the totals.

View Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetDSI. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lions at No. 152 and the Crimson at No. 26 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Harvard, they were a 74-67 loser as they battled Yale at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. The Crimson endured a 74-67 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Wesley Saunders at Lavietes Pavilion.

In their last action, Columbia was a 68-60 loser on the road against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Lions endured a 68-60 loss at the hands of the Quakers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Alex Rosenberg at Palestra.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbia's No. 200 nationally ranked offense (67.96 points per game) against a Crimson defense that sits as the No. 14 at 60.55 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 44.61% from the field, less than the Crimson have managed so far this season (45.27% on average).

A few Crimson at Lions trends to consider:
Harvard is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Harvard is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Harvard's last 10 games
Harvard is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Columbia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Columbia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Columbia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Harvard

Next up:
Harvard at Cornell, Saturday, February 15th
Columbia at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 15th