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NCAA hoops odds preview - Harvard vs. Cornell

Harvard CrimsonCornell Big Red
19-4February 15, 2014, 07:00 | Newman Arena2-19

The Cornell Big Red hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Harvard Crimson pay a visit to Newman Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Cornell battles the Crimson, currently sitting with a 19-4 mark (10-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-9 for the Big Red and 5-10-1 for the Crimson.

View Harvard Crimson vs Cornell Big Red Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 341-rated Big Red and the No. 26-ranked Crimson, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Harvard was an 88-84 winner in its last match on the road against Columbia. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Siyani Chambers scored 22 points leading the Crimson to an 88-84 victory over Columbia at Levien Gym on Friday.

Last time out for Cornell, they were a 70-67 winner as they battled Dartmouth at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Big Red grabbed a 70-67 win over the Big Green on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Nolan Cressler at Newman Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crimson rank No. 147 in NCAA Division 1 with 35 per game. That compares with Cornell’s No. 214 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cornell is college basketball's No. 91-ranked team at 6.76 per game, while the Crimson rate No. 177 with 5.52 per game.

A few Crimson at Big Red trends to consider:
Harvard is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Harvard is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Harvard's last 6 games
Harvard is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Cornell is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cornell is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
Cornell is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home
Cornell is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Harvard

Next up:
Harvard at Pennsylvania, Friday, February 21st
Cornell at Yale, Friday, February 21st