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Harvard Crimson face Massachusetts Minutemen: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Nov 13, 10:00 AM | Mullins Center

Harvard Crimson vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds


The Massachusetts Minutemen host Harvard on Tuesday, looking to build on their 0-0 mark against the 1-0 Crimson in college hoops action at Mullins Center.

The Minutemen are 0-0 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Crimson, meanwhile, are 1-0 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Massachusetts go 0-0 and the Crimson go 0-0 on the totals.

View Harvard vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Crimson were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 58 (Minutemen) and the No. 119 (Crimson) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 46-31 result in favor of the Crimson has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson is ranked No. 166 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 323 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 322-ranked team in the country at 0 per game, while Harvard rates No. 144 at 6 per game.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.

Harvard was a 69-54 winner in its last match at home against MIT. Harvard got 14 points from Jonah Travis en route to a 69-54 victory over MIT on Friday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 74-64 result against Stanford on March 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Massachusetts suffered a 74-64 loss against Stanford on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Chaz Williams in a losing effort at Madison Square Garden.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing MIT are 3-0
After a win are 7-3

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Providence are 0-2
After playing Stanford are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

A few Crimson at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Harvard's last 6 games on the road
Harvard is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Harvard is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Massachusetts is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 9 games

Next up:
Harvard home to Manhattan, Friday, November 16
Massachusetts home to Providence, Thursday, November 15