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Harvard favored by 6.5 against Boston University on Saturday

Harvard CrimsonBoston University Terriers
Dec 10, 4:00 PM | Case Gymnasium

Harvard Crimson vs Boston University Terriers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Boston University vs Harvard battle Saturday at Case Gymnasium as the Terriers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Boston University battles the Crimson, currently sitting with a 8-1 mark (4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Terriers and 1-4 for the Crimson.

View Harvard vs Boston University Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Terriers in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Terriers rated this week at No. 260 and the Crimson sitting at No. 132. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-62 result in favor of the Crimson.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Boston University's No. 154-rated squad against Harvard's No. 268-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Boston University rates No. 152 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 191 nationally with 6 per match.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.7 points per game. Boston University, meanwhile, comes in at No. 176 nationally in scoring at home.

Harvard was a 67-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Harvard got 12 points from Kyle Casey but lost anyway, 67-53, to Connecticut on Thursday at Gampel Pavilion.

In their last action, Boston University was a 75-68 loser on the road against Saint Joseph's. Darryl Partin scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Terriers to a win (they lost 75-68 to Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Wednesday).

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Connecticut are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Crimson at Terriers trends to consider:
Harvard is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Harvard is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston University

Next up:
Harvard home to Florida Atlantic, Thursday, December 22
Boston University at Villanova, Tuesday, December 13