Harvard vs. Princeton - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (20-5) at Harvard Crimson (12-16)
College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)
The Line: Harvard Crimson +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers and Harvard Crimson square off early Friday night at the Lavietes Pavilion.
The Princeton Tigers look to build on their solid eight-game winning streak. The Princeton Tigers are averaging 78.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Henry Caruso is averaging 15.6 points and 6.4 rebounds while Devin Cannady is averaging 11.8 points and 1.2 assists. Spencer Weisz is dishing 3.7 assists and Steven Cook is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Princeton Tigers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Tigers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Princeton Tigers have won six of their last seven road games.
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The Harvard Crimson need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Harvard Crimson are averaging 66.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Zena Edosomwan is averaging 13.1 points and 9.5 rebounds while Agunwa Okolie is averaging 10 points and 1.9 assists. Corey Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Tommy McCarthy is dishing 3.7 assists. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. The Crimson are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Harvard Crimson have split their last eight home games.
The Tigers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 37-14 ATS in their last 51 Friday games. The Crimson are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Ivy League and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Harvard and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Princeton is rolling right now and absolutely beat the hell out of the Crimson earlier this season. Harvard just isn't a good basketball team. Look for the road team to win and cover the reasonable number.