Princeton vs Harvard Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/23/24

Harvard (13-9) vs Princeton (19-3)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Harvard -6.5 - Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Harvard Crimson will host the Princeton Tigers for an Ivy League battle this Friday from the Lavietes Pavilion on ESPN+. Primceton enters as 6.5-point road favorites, with the total hovering 131.5. Stay tuned for Princeton vs Harvard Prediction. 

Princeton Tigers Rundown

Princeton improved to 19-3 after defeating Yale at home, 73-62. The Tigers controlled both halves to down the Bulldogs, and they’ll look to complete the season sweep of the Crimson this Friday. Princeton is scoring 76.5 points per game, on 46.3% shooting, while allowing 64.9 ppg, and they’re currently 4th in the Ivy League with a 3-4 record in conference play.

Princeton’s X-Factors 

  • Sophomore guard Xaivian Lee went for a game-high 22 points in the win over Penn, and he leads Princeton in scoring (18.1).
  • Second-year forward Caden Pierce has grabbed 11 rebounds in four of the last five games,  and he leads the Tigers in rebounding (9.5), while chipping in 15.0 ppg. 
  • Veteran guard Matt Allocco led the way with 25 points in the road win over Dartmouth, and he’s third on the team at 12.6 ppg.  

Harvard Crimson Rundown

Harvard moved to 13-9 after losing defeating Columbia in NYC by five, 85-80. The Crimson closed the contest strong against the Lions, and they’ll look to avoid trading a ninth straight game here versus the Tigers. Harvard is scoring 74.9 points per game, on 45.4% shooting, while allowing 71.0 ppg, and they’re currently 4th in the Ivy League with a 4-5 record in conference play.

Harvard’s X-Factors

  • Freshman guard Malik Mack scored 26 points against Indiana and American, and he leads Harvard in scoring (20.4) and assists (4.4). 
  • Sophomore Chishom Okpara has scored 19 points or more in four of the last five games, and he’s second on the team at 16.9 ppg and 5.8 rpg.  

Princeton vs Harvard Trends

  • PRIN is 11-9 against the spread, with a 7-11-2 over/under record
  • The Tigers are 8-2 over their last ten games, and they’re &-3 on the road this season. 
  • HARV is 10-8 against the spread, with a 7-9-2 O/U record
  • The Crimson are 5-5 over their previous ten games, and they’re 7-4 at home this season. 

Princeton vs Harvard Prediction

Princeton comes into play o keep pace with Take and Cornell atop the Ivy League, and I believe they find a way to leave MA with a victory. Harvard hasn’t been as strong as they have in previous years, as a lack of experience has really harmed them this season. Princeton will have the two best players on the floor in Xaivian Lee and Kaden Pierce, so I like leaning their way for this Ivy League clash.

Corey’s Pick Princeton TO COVER

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