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Harvard vs. Cornell - 2/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Cornell Big Red at Harvard Crimson
Date & Time Friday February 14, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Lavietes Pavilion
Pavilion H (Pavilion 5), Sala Floreasca, Bucharesti, Bucharest, Romania
The Line
Harvard Crimson -14 O/U: 139
TV Channel
Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

The Cornell Big Red and the Harvard Crimson meet in college basketball action from Lavietes Pavilion on Friday.

Cornell enters this game at 5-14 so far. The Big Red are 1-3 in their last four games, beating Princeton while otherwise falling to Brown, Yale and Penn during that stretch.

In the loss to the Quakers, Cornell’s Josh Warren led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Terrance McBride added 15 points, five rebounds and four assists there, and Jimmy Boeheim had 13 points.

Over on the Harvard side, they’re 14-7 on the year. The Crimson are 1-3 in their last four, beating Yale while otherwise dropping to Penn, Princeton and Brown in that time.

In the loss to the Bears, Harvard’s Robert Baker led the team with 18 points and eight rebounds. Both Noah Kirkwood and Christian Juzang had 10 points apiece, with a combined five assists and eight rebounds.

Harvard is 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last seven overall. The over is 3-1-1 in the Crimson’s last five overall and 26-9 in their last 35 Friday games.

Meanwhile, the Red are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and the over is 6-2 in their last eight overall. The over is 5-0 in Cornell’s last five road games and 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games.

Cornell has done a decent offensive job over their last three games, with at least 71 points in each outing. The Big Red are no strangers to giving up sizable points totals though, such as 79 to Penn and 86 points to Yale.

Harvard is in something of the same situation, with at least 70 points in four of their last five games and a one-point differential in each of their last three. This one might get close, but I feel better about the Crimson here.

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