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Harvard favored by -11 against Florida Atlantic on Tuesday

Harvard CrimsonFlorida Atlantic Owls
14-2January 21, 2014, 07:00 | FAU Arena6-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida Atlantic vs Harvard battle Tuesday at FAU Arena as the Owls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Crimson will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 8-1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Owls are 6-6-1 ATS. Harvard is 1-7-1 against the total, while Florida Atlantic is 5-7-1 versus the number.

View Harvard Crimson vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -11-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(.

The Owls - Crimson odds would favor the Crimson if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida Atlantic is rated No. 202 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Harvard is at No. 36.

In their last action, Harvard was a 61-45 winner at home against Dartmouth. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. Harvard got 17 points from Brandyn Curry en route to a 61-45 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Florida Atlantic lost its last outing, a 65-60 result against Old Dominion on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Florida Atlantic suffered a 65-60 loss against Old Dominion on Saturday, getting 16 points from Justin Raffington in a losing effort at FAU Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crimson rank No. 151 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with Florida Atlantic’s No. 46 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida Atlantic is college basketball's No. 123-ranked team at 6.17 per game, while the Crimson rate No. 216 with 4.94 per game.

Next up:
Harvard at Dartmouth, Sunday, January 26th
Florida Atlantic at Florida International, Saturday, January 25th