Harvard vs. Brown - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Harvard vs. Brown - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Brown Bears (13-12) at Harvard Crimson (20-7)

College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)

The Line: Harvard Crimson -10.5 -- Over/Under: 138

TV: ESPN+

The Brown Bears and the Harvard Crimson meet in college basketball action from Lavietes Pavilion on Friday. 

Brown enters this one at 13-12 so far. Since their last win over Columbia back on February 21, Brown has lost three straight games versus Cornell, Princeton and Penn in succession. 

In the loss to Penn, Brown’s Zach Hunsaker led the team on 21 points, two rebounds and one assist. Tamenang Choh doubled up there on 20 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and Brandon Anderson chipped in 14 points, five rebounds and two assists. 

Over on the Harvard side, they’re 20-7 this year. Since losing to Brown, Harvard has won their last six games over Cornell, Columbia, Princeton, Penn, Columbia again and Cornell. 

In the win over Cornell, Harvard’s Robert Baker led the team on 12 points with four rebounds and one assist. The only other Harvard player in double-figures there was Rio Haskett with 11 points, two assists and one rebound. 

Harvard is 1-5 ATS in their last six home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall. Harvard is 37-18-1 ATS in their last 56 after an ATS win and the over is 3-0-1 in their last four after an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, Brown is 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall. Brown is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 road games and the under is 5-1-1 in their last seven overall. 

Brown had a stretch of two games versus Cornell and Princeton where they scored just 94 combined points, and they haven’t been over 68 in any of their last three games. The last time these teams met up Brown recorded a 72-71 home victory, however. 

Still, Harvard has been playing well since then and they’ve shown life in every game. The Crimson have been under 70 points three times in their last four—which is kind of odd for them this year—but they’ve been playing solid defense. I think that will continue here so I’m taking Harvard on a revenge cover. The line is admittedly thick but I think they can get there. 

Andrew’s Pick Harvard Crimson -10.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.