Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions 2/28/2020 Betting Odds, Picks and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions 2/28/2020 – The Harvard Crimson are on a four-game winning streak and they seek to keep the momentum to chase the top spot of the Ivy League. They have the Columbia Lions next on their calendar and they will battle with them on the road at the Francis S. Levien Gymnasium in New York City. ESPNEWS is the official broadcast partner for this game and they will air the game live on February 28 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. SofaScore will also have the same feed and will have the online live stream available on their page. In this game, Harvard is the underdogs according to National Championship Basketball Odds against the Lions.
Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions 2/28/2020
Harvard Crimson sits in second place in the Ivy League just behind the Yale Bulldogs by just one game. On the road, this team has had good success winning seven of their eleven games. They are carrying a four-game winning streak heading to this game and if it is not for the loss against the Brown Bears, they could have been on a six-game winning streak. In their past ten games, the Crimson has won seven games and it helped them climb up the standings. Kirkwood is the best scorer for this team with 12.5 points per game while Lewis backs him up in the middle with 11.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. Ledlum is another player who can contribute well with 7.4 points and 3.7 rebounds a night.
Players to watch: N. Kirkwood G (24 GP 29 MIN 12.5 PTS 3.8 REB 2.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 46.2 FG% 62.3 FT% 36.6 3PT%), C. Lewis F (24 GP 26.6 MIN 11.6 PTS 6.2 REB 0.8 AST 1 STL 1.7 BLK 2 TO 59.2 FG% 66.1 FT% 0 3PT%), C. Ledlum F (25 GP 15.2 MIN 7.4 PTS 3.7 REB 0.6 AST 0.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.7 TO 43.9 FG% 58.6 FT% 31.3 3PT%).
The Columbia Lions are at the bottom of the Ivy League with a lowly 6-20 record. They have their best success playing at the Francis S. Levien Gymnasium in New York City as they won five of their six games there in ten contests. This team is coming in this game on a nine-game losing streak and they hope to stop the bleeding soon. Smith is the best player on this team as the high scoring guard does 22.2 points per game along with 3.9 rebounds. 4.5 assists and 1.4 steals. Forrest is another player that gives him support with 9.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while Nweke does 9.3 points and 5.1 rebounds.
Players to watch: M. Smith G (26 GP 37.6 MIN 22.2 PTS 3.9 REB 4.5 AST 1.4 STL 0 BLK 3.1 TO 43.6 FG% 79.4 FT% 36.2 3PT%), J. Forrest G (23 GP 25.6 MIN 9.4 PTS 3.2 REB 0.5 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 39.5 FG% 72.7 FT% 36.5 3PT%), I. Nweke F (23 GP 22 MIN 9.3 PTS 5.1 REB 0.7 AST 0.4 STL 0.5 BLK 1.3 TO 53 FG% 78.3 FT% 0 3PT%).
Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions Betting Predictions
Harvard is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games.
Columbia is 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games.
Harvard Crimson vs Columbia Lions Betting Picks
The Columbia Lions are seen with the advantage on this game by Betting on College Basketball and they will be snapping that nine-game losing streak against the Crimson. Still, Harvard is a tough choice here but since the Lions play well at home, they are the safer bet.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Lions and Crimson for this game are both at -109 for the winner.
Spread: It is seven points across the spread given to this game with the Crimson at +7, while the Lions sit at -7.
Total: 138.5 points are the predicted total for both teams to reach with the Crimson going over and the Lions are under.
Score Prediction: 74-67, Lions.