Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Harvard Crimson - 2/21/14
Harvard Crimson (20-4) at Pennsylvania Quakers (6-15)
College Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pennsylvania Quakers will host the Harvard Crimson Friday night. These teams played earlier in the month and Harvard beat them down by a score of 80-50.
Since then, the Crimson have won three of their last four games, which includes a two-game winning streak to begin their four-game road trip. In their last five games, they’re averaging 70.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 59.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Besides the loss to Yale, it’s safe to say this team is back on track. On the road, they average 72 points and allow 64.9 points. They are 11-7 ATS overall and 8-4 ATS on the road.
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The Quakers have won their last three home games, but have still lost four of their last six due to playing on the road. They play much better at home, as it is where five of their six wins have come from this season. At home, they average 74.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allow 75.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Those averages are certainly higher than what they've done throughout the season. Sophomore center Darien Nelson-Henry is coming off a 20-point performance in a loss to Brown. The Quakers are 6-12 ATS overall and 3-5 ATS at home.
The Crimson are starting to play with a little more consistency, as they can feel the NCAA Tournament right around the corner. They’re playing solid basketball at both ends, while the Quakers have been anything but, especially on defense where they allow 75.8 points per game.
Harvard dominated the earlier meeting and is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games against teams with a losing SU record. Harvard has also won eight of the last 10 meetings SU against Princeton.
I see Harvard winning this game by 15 or so points.