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Harvard Crimson Visit Columbia Lions in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Levien Gym Friday as the Columbia Lions look to beat the odds vs the Harvard Crimson in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Columbia Lions betting line opened as -7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbia Lions are 17-8 so far on the season, and 6-9-1 ATS vs the number. The Harvard Crimson, meanwhile, are 10-14 and 5-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbia go 10-5-1 and the Harvard Crimson go 9-8 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Columbia Lions at No. 75 and the Harvard Crimson at No. 244 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Columbia's No. 94 nationally ranked offense (76.08 points per game) against a Harvard Crimson defense that sits as the No. 43 at 65.96 PPG. The Columbia Lions have been averaging 44.2% from the field, more than the Crimson have managed so far this season (43.92% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crimson got 18 points from Zena Edosomwan, but it was Yale that prevailed in a 67-55 final on Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Columbia suffered a 88-83 loss against Princeton on Saturday, getting 19 points from Maodo Lo in a losing effort at Levien Gym.

Betting Trends
  • Harvard is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Harvard is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Harvard is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Harvard is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Columbia
  • Columbia is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Columbia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbia's last 6 games
  • Columbia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Harvard at Cornell, Saturday, February 20th
Columbia at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 20th