Harvard vs. Brown - 2/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brown Bears (11-10) at Harvard Crimson (12-11)
College Basketball: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)
The Line: Harvard Crimson -8.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
We have some Ivy League action on the hardwood as the Brown Bears take on the Harvard Crimson in a college basketball matchup on Friday night.
The Brown Bears will look for another win to stay above .500 after a 91-88 overtime win over Columbia in their last outing. Desmond Cambridge led the Bears with 23 points on 10 of 20 shooting with 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Brandon Anderson came 2nd with 17 points on 6 of 15 shooting with 5 assists and a pair of steals while Zach Hunsaker added 15 points on 5 triples. Tamenang Choh chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Obi Okolie added 11 points with 7 rebounds and 5 assists of his own to round out the scoring in double figures for Brown in the win. Jason Massey added a team-high 8 rebounds in the winning effort for the Bears as well. Anderson leads Brown with an average of 18.1 points and 4 assists per game while Matt DeWolf leads the Bears in rebounding with 5 boards per game this season. As a team, Brown is scoring 78.7 points per game on 43.8% shooting from the field, 33% from behind the arc and 75.8% from the foul line this season.
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The Harvard Crimson will look to stay hot after winning 3 straight and 6 of their last 7 games, including a 76-67 win over Penn in their last outing. Chris Lewis led the Crimson with 25 points on 10 of 14 shooting with 5 rebounds and a pair of blocks. Seth Towns came 2nd with 17 points and a pair of blocks of his own, while Justin Bassey chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds to round out the trio of double digit scorers for Harvard in the win. Christian Juzang Aldo chipped in 8 points with 6 rebounds along with team-highs of 6 assists and a pair of steals in the winning effort as well. Towns leads Harvard in scoring with 15.5 points per game while Bassey leads the Crimson with an average of 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Harvard is scoring 66.1 points per game on 41.5% shooting from the field, 32.3% from behind the arc and 76.2% from the foul line this season.
Brown is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Harvard is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 19-6-2 ATS in their last 27 conference matchups while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Brown is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams but they’re 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings at Harvard.
Brown has had success ATS on the road against the Crimson, however, Harvard’s been solid ATS on home soil and have to be feeling good after taking down the conference leader in Penn, so I’ll lay the points as I see the Crimson winning this one by double digits.