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Penn vs. Harvard - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Harvard at Penn
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Palestra
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Penn -2.5 -- Over/Under: 138
TV Channel
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The Harvard Crimson and Penn Quakers meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Palestra.

The Harvard Crimson look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Harvard Crimson are averaging 70.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Chris Lewis is averaging 11.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while Justin Bassey is averaging 10.3 points and 2.2 assists. Noah Kirkwood is dishing 1.4 assists and Danilo Djuricic is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Harvard Crimson are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Harvard Crimson have split their last four road games.

The Penn Quakers look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Penn Quakers are averaging 74.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 43.3 percent shooting. AJ Brodeur is averaging 15.8 points and 3.7 assists while Devon Goodman is averaging 13.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Antonio Woods is dishing 2.8 assists and Michael Wang is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Penn Quakers have won four of their last six home games.

The Crimson are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Ivy League, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Quakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ivy League and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Crimson are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Quakers last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Crimson last 5 overall.

The Penn Quakers have been covering machines at home and the Harvard Crimson have shown weakness on the road this season. I have to ride the hot hand and lay the bucket with Penn. 

Penn -2.5

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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