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Connecticut Huskies vs Harvard Crimson Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Harvard CrimsonConnecticut Huskies
13-1January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Gampel Pavilion11-3

Gampel Pavilion features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Connecticut Huskies and the visiting Harvard Crimson in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Huskies bring a 11-3 record (4-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-1 Crimson, who are 7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Connecticut go 5-6-1 so far and the Crimson go 1-5-1.

View Harvard Crimson vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Crimson were listed as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 38 (Huskies) and the No. 48 (Crimson) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Harvard was a 69-54 winner on the road against Rice. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Wesley Saunders scored 18 points leading the Crimson to a 69-54 victory over Rice at Autry Court on Saturday.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 74-65 loser as they battled Southern Methodist on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Connecticut suffered a 74-65 loss against Southern Methodist on Saturday, getting 15 points from Ryan Boatright in a losing effort at Moody Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 99 nationally ranked offense (75.29 points per game) against a Crimson defense that sits as the No. 21 at 61.64 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 46.5% from the field, less than the Crimson have managed so far this season (47.14% on average).

A few Crimson at Huskies trends to consider:
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Harvard is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Connecticut is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Harvard home to Dartmouth, Saturday, January 11th
Connecticut at Central Florida, Saturday, January 11th