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Harvard vs. Cornell - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cornell at Harvard
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Lavietes Pavilion
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Harvard -9.5 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
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The Cornell Big Red and Harvard Crimson meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Lavietes Pavilion.

The Cornell Big Red look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Cornell Big Red are averaging 67.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Matt Morgan is averaging 23 points and 2.8 assists while Jimmy Boeheim is averaging 10.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. Josh Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Kuhn is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game. The Cornell Big Red have lost four of their last six road games.

The Harvard Crimson look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Harvard Crimson are averaging 68.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Chris Lewis is averaging 12.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while Justin Bassey is averaging 9.9 points and 2.4 assists. Noah Kirkwood is dishing 1.5 assists and Danilo Djuricic is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Harvard Crimson are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Harvard Crimson have won their last six home games.

The Big Red are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Crimson are 27-10-2 ATS in their last 39 vs. Ivy League, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Big Red are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Harvard and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Big Red last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Big Red last 5 Saturday games.

Harvard has won eight of the last 10 meetings against Cornell and is winning by an average of 11.4 points during their five-game winning streak. However, the Cornell Big Red are a solid 7-5 ATS on the road this season and is only losing road games by an average of 4.4 points. Harvard is also coming off a brutal three overtime game last night, so it's fair to question if fatigue could play a factor here. I like the value of Cornell and the points. 

Pick:
Cornell Big Red +9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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