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Crimson match up against the Quakers

The Harvard Crimson easily covered the spread against the Penn Quakers in their first meeting of the season as those two schools tip off in college hoops betting action on Friday.

Harvard got past Penn by a score of 80-50 as a 17.5-point favorite on the college basketball betting lines back on February 1. That improved the Crimson to 8-2 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games against the Quakers dating back to 2009.

The Crimson will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 11-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Quakers are 6-12 ATS. Harvard is 6-11-1 on the totals; Pennsylvania is 6-10.

View Harvard Crimson vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -11.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 337-ranked Quakers and the No. 30-rated Crimson in this matchup.

Last time out for Pennsylvania, they were a 62-55 loser as they battled Brown on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Darien Nelson-Henry scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Quakers to a win (they lost 62-55 to Brown at Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pennsylvania's No. 165-rated squad against Harvard's No. 153-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pennsylvania rates No. 208 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 169 nationally with 5.62 per match.

A few Crimson at Quakers trends to consider:
Harvard is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Harvard is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Harvard's last 12 games
Harvard is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Pennsylvania is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
Pennsylvania is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pennsylvania is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Harvard

Next up:
Harvard at Princeton, Saturday, February 22nd
Pennsylvania at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 22nd