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Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions Preview

Columbia LionsHarvard Crimson
Feb 4, 7:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Columbia Lions vs Harvard Crimson Odds


Harvard looks to cover the Crimson-Lions pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 19-2 mark when they host Columbia in college basketball action.

Harvard battles the Lions, currently sitting with a 13-8 mark (6-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-11 for the Crimson and 3-9 for the Lions.

View Columbia vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 127 (Crimson) and the No. 86 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-66 result in favor of the Crimson has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Harvard's No. 217-ranked offense, averaging 66.1 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 24 at 59.4 PPG. The Crimson field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Columbia owns the country's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 62.7 points per game on the highway. Harvard, on the other hand, rates No. 208 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Columbia, they were a 64-62 winner as they battled Dartmouth on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Columbia earned a 64-62 victory over Dartmouth on Friday, getting 18 points from Mark Cisco at Leede Arena.

In their last action, Harvard was a 71-60 winner at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Laurent Rivard scored 16 points leading the Crimson to a 71-60 victory over Cornell at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Brown are 6-4
After playing Dartmouth are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pennsylvania are 2-8
After playing Cornell are 2-8
After a win are 9-1

A few Lions at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Columbia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Columbia is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Harvard's last 5 games when playing at home against Columbia

Next up:
Columbia home to Brown, Friday, February 10
Harvard at Pennsylvania, Friday, February 10