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Harvard vs. Penn Lines

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Pennsylvania when they take on the Crimson on Friday in college hoops betting action.

The Crimson sport records of 21-5 and 9-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Quakers have 12-13 and 8-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-8 for the Crimson and 6-8 for the Quakers.

View Pennsylvania vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Crimson as 10-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 292-rated Pennsylvania taking on the No. 122-rated Crimson in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-67 win for the Crimson on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Quakers rank No. 327 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.1 per game. That compares with Harvard’s No. 247 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Harvard is college basketball's No. 101-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Quakers rate No. 117 with 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Pennsylvania features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 65 nationally in scoring at home.

Pennsylvania was a 74-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. The Quakers endured a 74-72 loss at the hands of the Big Red on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Miles Cartwright at The Palestra.

Last time out for Harvard, they were a 70-69 loser as they battled Yale on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Christian Webster scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson to a win (they lost 70-69 to Yale at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday).

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Dartmouth are 8-2
After playing Cornell are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Princeton are 3-7
After playing Yale are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Quakers at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pennsylvania's last 5 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Pennsylvania is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
Harvard is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pennsylvania
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Harvard's last 9 games when playing Pennsylvania

Next up:
Pennsylvania at Dartmouth, Saturday, March 5
Harvard home to Princeton, Saturday, March 5