Brown vs. Harvard - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Harvard Crimson (13-6) at Brown Bears (9-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears +4 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Harvard Crimson and the Brown Bears meet in college basketball action from Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday.
Harvard comes in here at 14-6 so far. Following consecutive losses to Penn and Princeton, the Crimson managed a one-point victory over Yale in their last outing on Friday.
In the win over the Bulldogs, Harvard’s Noah Kirkwood topped the team on 18 points, while Danilo Djuricic added 17 points with five rebounds. Robert Baker doubled up there as well with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Over on the Brown side, they’re 10-8 this season. Since falling in consecutive games to Yale both times, the Bears have won three straight versus Cornell, Columbia and Dartmouth.
In the win over Dartmouth, each of the Bears’ five starters finished in double-digit points, and Tamenang Choh led the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Zach Hunsaker had 15 points as well with three steals.
Brown is 3-2-1 ATS in their last six home games and the under is 12-4-1 in their last 17 Saturday games. The Bears are 1-8 ATS in their last nine home games versus a team with a winning road record and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
Meanwhile, the Crimson are 0-4 ATS in their last four Saturday games and the over is 5-2 in their last seven Saturday games. Harvard is 4-8 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.
Harvard has been scoring pretty well this season, and that’s one reason why their record is standing solid. The Crimson really haven’t been turning the screws defensively though, as they’ve allowed at least 70 in each of their last three.
As for Brown, they put up a relatively paltry 67 points versus Dartmouth, but for the third time in as many games the Bears held their opponent to 66 points or fewer. I like the Bears to keep it rolling here and bang out a cover in what should be a fun game.