Harvard vs Brown Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/1/24

Brown (9-17) vs Harvard (14-10)

Game Info: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center)

Betting Odds: Brown -1.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Harvard Crimson will play the Brown Bears in an Ivy League game on Friday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Harvard has alternated wins and losses over their last 10 games, while Brown is on a three game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Harvard vs Brown prediction.

Harvard Preview

The Harvard Crimson are 14-10 (5-6) this year after they defeated Penn by a score of 74-70 in their last game. Harvard led 41-28 at halftime and they were able to get the win, despite being outscored 42-33 in the second half. The Crimson shot 38.5% from the field and made 27 free throws in the game. Harvard lost to Princeton by a score of 66-53 in the game prior to Penn, but did beat Columbia before that. The Crimson are scoring 71 points per game with 35 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, while allowing 71.3 points against per game this year. Malik Mack is averaging 17.9 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. Harvard is shooting 44.3% from the field, 70.7% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers this season.

Brown Preview

The Brown Bears are 9-17 (5-6) this season after they defeated Cornell by a score of 78-74 in their last game. Brown led 43-41 at the half and they were able to hold Cornell to only 33 second half points in the win. The Bears shot 41.8% from the field and were +9 in rebounding margin in the game. Brown has also defeated Columbia and Penn during this winning streak. The Bears are scoring 69.9 points per game with 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while giving up 71.8 points against per game this season. Kino Lilly Jr. is averaging 18.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. Brown is shooting 42.1% from the field, 64.6% on free throws, and 32.9% on three pointers this year. 

Harvard vs Brown Betting Prediction

Brown comes into this matchup with a 5-6 record in league play, but they have won three games in a row and just defeated Cornell in their last game. The Bears are only shooting 42.1% from the field and they don’t have great defensive numbers, but they have played well defensively in their last three games. Harvard has alternated wins and losses over their last 10 games, which means they are due for a loss if that trend continues. Brown did beat Harvard by a score of 74-72 in the first meeting and I like how the Bears are playing right now. Take Brown to get another win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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