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Point spread favors Crimson in battle with Colonials

George Washington ColonialsHarvard Crimson
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

George Washington Colonials vs Harvard Crimson Odds


The George Washington Colonials will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Crimson in Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Crimson sit at 14-2 (6-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Colonials are currently 6-10 (3-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Harvard is 3-8 OU, and George Washington is 6-8 OU.

View George Washington vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Harvard opened as 14.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crimson - Colonials odds would favor the Crimson if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Harvard is rated No. 145 in the current Odds Shark poll, while George Washington is at No. 289. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-58 win for the Crimson.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Harvard's No. 215-ranked offense, averaging 66.3 PPG, against a Colonials defense that ranks No. 153 at 65.8 PPG. The Crimson field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Colonials marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Defensively, George Washington features the nation's No. 147-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 229 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, George Washington was a 69-61 winner at home against Rhode Island. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Colonials grabbed a 69-61 win over the Rams on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Tony Taylor at Charles E. Smith Center.

Harvard won its last outing, a 70-61 result against Monmouth on January 10. The Crimson grabbed a 70-61 win over the Hawks on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Keith Wright at Multipurpose Activity Center.

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Richmond are 7-3
After playing Rhode Island are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Dartmouth are 7-3
After playing Monmouth are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Colonials at Crimson trends to consider:
George Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
George Washington is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 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

Next up:
George Washington home to Richmond, Wednesday, January 18
Harvard at Dartmouth, Saturday, January 21