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Harvard Crimson battle vs Columbia Lions highlights college basketball odds menu

Columbia LionsHarvard Crimson
18-10March 01, 2014, 07:00 | Lavietes Pavilion23-4

The Harvard Crimson will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Columbia Lions at Lavietes Pavilion in NCAA basketball action.

The Crimson sport a record of 23-4 and 14-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lions have 18-10 and 11-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-13-1 for the Crimson and 7-11 for the Lions.

View Columbia Lions vs Harvard Crimson Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Crimson rated this week at No. 20 and the Lions sitting at No. 74.

Columbia was an 84-72 winner in its last match on the road against Dartmouth. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Lions used a 31-point performance from Alex Rosenberg to help Columbia smack Dartmouth 84-72 on Friday at Leede Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Harvard's No. 109-ranked scoring average of 72.63 PPG, against a Lions defense rated No. 22 and allowing 62.79 PPG. The Crimson FG% has averaged 46.03% to date this season, more than the Lions shooters have managed so far (45% per game).

A few Lions at Crimson trends to consider:
Columbia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbia's last 5 games
Columbia is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Harvard is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Harvard's last 15 games
Harvard is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Columbia home to Pennsylvania, Friday, March 7th
Harvard at Yale, Friday, March 7th