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Harvard Crimson take on Huskies in college basketball test

Harvard CrimsonConnecticut Huskies
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Harvard Crimson vs Connecticut Huskies Odds


Gampel Pavilion will host Huskies vs. Crimson action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This season, the Huskies are 7-1 overall and 2-3 ATS ATS, while the Crimson are 8-0 and 4-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Connecticut boasts a 1-4 on the OU, and Harvard is 1-3.

View Harvard vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Huskies as 6.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 68 and the Crimson at No. 132 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-76 result in favor of the Crimson.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Connecticut's No. 62-ranked offense, averaging 75.5 PPG, against a Crimson defense that ranks No. 9 at 54.4 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 48.7% so far, more than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.4 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Harvard, they were an 80-70 winner as they battled Seattle at home. Harvard earned an 80-70 victory over Seattle on Sunday, getting 19 points from Jonah Travis at Lavietes Pavilion.

Connecticut was a 75-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas. They covered the 12.5–point spread as favorites. Ryan Boatright scored 23 points leading the Huskies to a 75-62 victory over Arkansas at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston University are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
After playing Arkansas are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Crimson at Huskies trends to consider:
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games
Connecticut is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Harvard at Boston University, Saturday, December 10
Connecticut home to Holy Cross, Sunday, December 18