|Game||Harvard Crimson vs Cornell Big Red|
|Date & Time||Friday February 14, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Lavietes Pavilion Cambridge, MA
HARV -13.5 O/U 138
The Cornell Big Red are set to visit Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, Massachusetts for an Ivy League clash against the Harvard Crimson. The Cornell Big Red come into this matchup with a 5-14 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Penn Quakers, 79-73. Leading the way for the Cornell Big Red was senior forward Josh Warren as he recorded 23 points and 7 rebounds. Junior guard Terrane McBride had a productive outing for the Big Red as he pitched in 15 points and 5 rebounds.
The Cornell Big Red had a good shooting game against the Penn Quakers as they connected on 28 of their 61 field goal attempts (45.9%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (39.1%). The Cornell Big Red were even with the Penn Quakers in the turnover battle (7-7), but they edged out the Quakers in the rebounding department (32-31).
The Harvard Crimson come into this matchup with a 14-7 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Brown Bears, 72-71. Leading the way for the Harvard Crimson was senior forward Robert Baker as he recorded 18 points and 8 rebounds. Sophomore guard Noah Kirkwood had a productive outing for the Crimson as he pitched in 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.
The Harvard Crimson had a good shooting game against the Brown Bears as they connected on 26 of their 57 field goal attempts (45.6%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (30.4%). The Harvard Crimson won the turnover battle against the Brown Bears (15-14), but they were edged out by the Bears in the rebounding department (34-33).
Recent Betting Trends
- Cornell are 0-16 SU in their last 16 games on the road.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cornell's last 6 games against an opponent in the Ivy League conference.
- Harvard are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Cornell.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Harvard's last 5 games.
The Harvard Crimson have struggled in conference in play as they are sitting at 3-3 which could be due to their leading scorer Bryce Aiken (16.7 PPG) only playing in 7 games this season, but they will have a chance to get back on track against a struggling Cornell program. The Big Red have really struggled this year as they bring an overall 5-14 record into this matchup, and they have failed to excel on either side of the court as they rank 5th in the Ivy League in scoring and 7th in points allowed. The Crimson have managed to find some scoring with Aiken on the shelf as Noah Kirkwood, Chris Lewis, and Christian Juzang are all averaging over 10 PPG, and they should find success against a weak Cornell defense. Harvard has been great at home this season as they are a perfect 6-0, but Cornell hasn’t had the same success on the road (0-11). Final Score Prediction, Harvard Crimson win and cover ATS 74-57.