Princeton vs. Harvard - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Princeton vs. Harvard - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Harvard Crimson (13-4) at Princeton Tigers (7-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)

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The Harvard Crimson and the Princeton Tigers meet in college basketball action from Jadwin Gym on Saturday. 

The Crimson come into this one at 13-5 overall. Harvard had an eight-game winning streak going before Friday’s matchup against Penn, where they lost a tough one in OT 75-72. 

In the loss to the Quakers, Harvard’s Chris Lewis led the way on 16 points and seven rebounds. Justin Bassey added 13 points with nine rebounds there, and Christian Juzang had 12 points with seven boards. 

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Over on the Tigers’ side, they’re 8-8 this year. Princeton is on a five-game winning streak versus Lehigh, Penn (twice), Rutgers-Camden and Dartmouth in succession. 

In the win over the Green, Princeton’s Richmond Aririguzoh led the way on 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Also in double-digits there for the Tigers was Ryan Schwieger with 12 points and one assist. 

The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and the over is 4-1 in their last five Saturday games. Princeton is 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall and 2-4 ATS in their last six as a home favorite. 

Meanwhile, the over is 4-1-1 in the Crimson’s last six overall and 25-8-1 in their last 33 road games. The over is 5-1 in Harvard’s last six Saturday games as well.
Harvard had their chances Friday to keep that winning streak going, but really they’d been playing with fire over the previous four games. In that span, the Crimson escaped with no more than a five-point win in any game. 

As for Princeton, they’ve done a pretty good job in most facets over their last five games, though they aren’t blowing anyone’s mind offensively for the most part. In any case, I’m leaning toward Harvard here but it’s a tough one. 

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