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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Brown Bears Underdogs vs Harvard Crimson

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pizzitola Sports Center Friday as the Brown Bears look to beat the odds vs the Harvard Crimson in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Brown Bears were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Harvard Crimson vs Brown Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Harvard Crimson have watched them go 12-7 and 9-4-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Brown Bears are at 11-11 and 8-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Brown Bears are 10-6, while the Harvard Crimson have a 6-9 mark.

The Bears - Crimson odds would favor the Crimson if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Brown is rated No. 205 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Harvard is at No. 55.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Brown's No. 80-ranked offense, averaging 77.27 PPG, against a Crimson defense that ranks No. 22 at 63.74 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 44.74% so far, more than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.65% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crimson endured a 57-56 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Siyani Chambers at Lavietes Pavilion.

The Bears endured a 83-78 loss at the hands of the Lions on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Steven Spieth at Levien Gym.

Betting Trends
  • Harvard is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • Harvard is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Harvard is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brown
  • Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brown
  • Brown is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brown's last 6 games
  • Brown is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Brown is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Harvard

Next Betting Matchups

Harvard at Yale, Saturday, February 11th
Brown at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 11th