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Harvard Crimson vs Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Matchup Report

Florida Atlantic OwlsHarvard Crimson
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Harvard Crimson Odds


Harvard will look to improve on its 9-1 record on Thursday when they host Florida Atlantic in NCAAB odds action at Lavietes Pavilion.

The Crimson bring a 9-1 record (5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-7 Owls, who are 6-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Harvard go 2-4 so far and the Owls go 4-5.

View Florida Atlantic vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Crimson are listed as 14.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 116-rated Crimson and the No. 184-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-65 result in favor of the Crimson.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Harvard has the nation's No. 204-rated offensive output, at 67 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 284 allowing on average 73.1 PPG. The Crimson FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 181 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic was a 93-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Florida Atlantic got 27 points from Omari Grier on the way to a 93-90 loss against Miami on Saturday at BankAtlantic Center.

Harvard was a 76-52 winner in its last match on the road against Boston University. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites. The Crimson blew out Boston University on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 76-52 win at Case Gymnasium.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Siena are 1-0
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston College are 4-1
After playing Boston University are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Owls at Crimson trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Florida Atlantic home to Siena, Wednesday, December 28
Harvard at Boston College, Thursday, December 29