Columbia at Harvard - 2/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Columbia at Harvard - 2/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Harvard Crimson (11-10) vs Columbia Lions (4-18)

Game Info: Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Harvard Crimson -15 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbia Lions will go on the road to play the Harvard Crimson in an Ivy League game on Friday.

The Columbia Lions are 4-18 (1-9) this season and have lost eight games in a row. Columbia is coming off of a loss against Yale by a score of 84-59. Columbia allowed Yale to shoot 63% from the field and turned the ball over 23 times in the loss. Jaden Cooper led the Lions with 12 points and 1 assist in the game. Columbia is averaging 68.6 points per game and is giving up 79.9 points per game against, while also averaging 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Ike Nweke (questionable) is averaging 15.9 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is averaging 12.4 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for the Lions. Columbia is shooting 43.6% on field goals, 62.1% on free throws, and 37% on three pointers.

The Harvard Crimson is 11-10 (3-6) this season and have lost five of their last six games. Harvard lost to Penn by a score of 82-74 in their last game. Harvard shot 46.7% from the field and was +10 in rebounding margin in the game. Evan Nelson led the Crimson with 19 points and 3 rebounds in the loss. Harvard is averaging 73 points per game and is giving up 68.9 points per game against, while also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Noah Kirkwood is averaging 17.2 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Chris Ledlum is averaging 16.7 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Crimson. Harvard is shooting 43.3% on field goals, 69.9% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers.

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Columbia is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 4-1 in Columbia’s last 5 games. Harvard is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The under is 5-2 in Harvard’s last 7 games. The underdog is 4-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Columbia has been absolutely terrible this season and has lost each of their last five games by double-digits. Harvard is having a down year as well, but they have been much more competitive. I am taking Harvard at home even though the spread is pretty big.

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David’s Pick Harvard -15

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