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Harvard Crimson vs Rams College Hoops Game Preview

Harvard CrimsonFordham Rams
10-1December 28, 2013, 04:00 | Rose Hill Gym7-4

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Rose Hill Gym Saturday as host Fordham looks to handle the Harvard Crimson in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Rams are 7-4 overall and 4-2 ATS, while the Crimson are 10-1 and 4-1 ATS. As for the totals, Fordham boasts a 4-0 on the OU, and Harvard is 1-3-1.

View Harvard Crimson vs Fordham Rams Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Fordham in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 271-rated Rams and the No. 74-ranked Crimson, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Harvard won its last outing, a 74-68 result against Vermont on December 21. Siyani Chambers scored 27 points for Harvard on Saturday, leading the Crimson to a 74-68 win over Vermont at Lavietes Pavilion.

Last time out for Fordham, they were an 83-69 winner as they battled Loyola of Chicago at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Fordham got 23 points from Jon Severe en route to an 83-69 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Monday at Rose Hill Gym.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Fordham has the nation's No. 78-rated offensive output, at 77 PPG. The visiting Crimson defense ranks No. 12 allowing on average 60.45 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Crimson marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.07% per game.

A few Crimson at Rams trends to consider:
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Fordham is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Fordham is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Harvard home to Boston College, Wednesday, January 1st
Fordham at Siena, Monday, December 30th