Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson 3/6/2020 Odds, NCAAB Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson 3/6/2020 – The Brown Bears face the Harvard Crimson in an all-important matchup this Friday. Both teams ramp up their bid for an Ivy League berth with NCAAB lines picking the Crimson to win. The last time these two teams met, it was the Bears pulling off an upset. Brown will be out to show it was no fluke. The Crimson is in a must-win situation to boost its chances at the conference top seed. Yale is one game ahead of them and a win could mix things up.
Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson 3/6/2020
The Brown Bears also have an Ivy League berth in mind but need to repeat over the Crimson. Currently at fifth, each victory counts for Brown. Zack Hunsaker will lead the Bears offensively with help coming from Tamenang Choh and Brandon Anderson. Their defense is holding opponents to just 69.6 points per contest, something that could spell trouble for Harvard.
Players to watch: B. Anderson G (23 GP 35.1 MIN 17.6 PTS 3.8 REB 3.1 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 3.7 TO 36.8 FG% 80.9 FT% 28.7 3PT%), T. Choh F (25 GP 31.2 MIN 13.4 PTS 8.2 REB 3.3 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3.7 TO 39.7 FG% 65.9 FT% 30.6 3PT%), Z. Hunsaker G (25 GP 32.5 MIN 12 PTS 3.6 REB 1.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 37.5 FG% 84.5 FT% 30.2 3PT%).
Like Brown, Harvard needs a win pretty badly. They are a game behind Yale and a win could fortify their bid. To do so, they need to get solid games from Robert Baker, Chris Lewis, and Rio Haskett. Crimson is averaging 73.2 points per contest but their key to winning maybe defense. This season, Harvard is holding down opponents to just 66.5 points.
Players to watch: N. Kirkwood G (26 GP 28.7 MIN 12 PTS 3.8 REB 2.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 45.8 FG% 61.5 FT% 35.7 3PT%), C. Lewis F (26 GP 26.2 MIN 11.4 PTS 6 REB 0.8 AST 1 STL 1.6 BLK 1.9 TO 59.1 FG% 68.9 FT% 0 3PT%), C. Ledlum F (27 GP 15.8 MIN 7.6 PTS 3.8 REB 0.6 AST 0.3 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 43.4 FG% 62.1 FT% 28.8 3PT%).
Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson Betting Predictions
Brown is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Harvard is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Brown Bears vs Harvard Crimson Betting Picks
Friday’s game sees two teams who could benefit from a victory. But it appears basketball spread betting tip Harvard to win this one. With both teams employing great defense, the Bears could turn things around. Brown brought down Harvard before so there is no reason why they cannot do it again.
Moneyline: +490 is set for the Bears and -605 is set for the Crimson.
ATS: Look for the spread of +10.5 for Brown and -10.5 for Harvard.
Totals: Over 138 is out for the Bears and under 138 is out for the Crimson.
Score Prediction: 71-68, Harvard Crimson.