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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Crimson over Bears

Brown BearsHarvard Crimson
11-7February 07, 2014, 07:00 | Lavietes Pavilion17-3

The Harvard Crimson will be trying to slam the Brown Bears on Friday when the teams tip off at Lavietes Pavilion in college betting action.

The Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson are 10-3-1 ATS. Brown is 2-6 against the total, while Harvard is 3-9-1 versus the number.

View Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Crimson installed as -16-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 113-rated Brown taking on the No. 25-rated Crimson in this contest.

Brown won its last outing, a 64-56 result against Columbia on February 1. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Brown earned a 64-56 victory over Columbia on Saturday, getting 18 points from Rafael Maia at Pizzitola Sports Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Harvard's No. 0-rated squad against Brown's No. 0-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Harvard rates No. 184 in the country with 5.45 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 47 nationally with 7.56 per match.

A few Bears at Crimson trends to consider:
Brown is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Brown is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Brown is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Harvard
Brown is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Harvard
Harvard is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Harvard is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Harvard's last 8 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Brown at Dartmouth, Saturday, February 8th
Harvard at Yale, Saturday, February 8th