Harvard vs. Pennsylvania - 2/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pennsylvania Quakers (7-14) at Harvard Crimson (17-5)
College Basketball: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)
The Line: Harvard Crimson -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pennsylvania Quakers and Harvard Crimson meet Friday at the Lavietes Pavilion.
The Pennsylvania Quakers look to play spoiler after losing four of their last five games. On the season, Pennsylvania is averaging 60.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Tony Hicks is averaging 13 points and 2.7 assists while Matt Howard is averaging 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darien Nelson-Henry is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Antonio Woods is dishing three assists. The Pennsylvania Quakers have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 67.6 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Pennsylvania is allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four straight games.
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The Harvard Crimson have won six straight games and look to win the Ivy League. On the season, Harvard is averaging 63.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 58.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Wesley Saunders is averaging 15.9 points and six rebounds while Siyani Chambers is averaging 9.5 points and 4.4 assists. Corbin Miller is shooting 39.3 percent from the field and Steve Moundou-Missi is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson have four players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 71 percent from the line and 36.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Harvard is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Quakers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Crimson are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Quakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Harvard flat out beat the hell out of Pennsylvania when these two teams met last month, and that was on the road. While I never love big chalk, the pick here has to be the Crimson.