College Hoops Picks ATS, Feb. 13: Harvard Crimson @ Cornell Big Red

Ryan BrennanSenior Analyst IFebruary 12, 2009

Harvard Crimson (2-4, 10-10) at Cornell Big Red (5-1, 15-7)

Friday, Feb. 13—7:00 PM EST


Preview

Cornell (5-1, 15-7) bounced from their first Ivy loss of the season in the big way—a 15-point win over Penn last Saturday. Their loss to Princeton snapped a nine-game win streak, but the good news is that they are still perfect a Newman Arena on the season.

The Crimson (2-4, 10-10) found Ivy victory for only the second time last weekend—a one-point victory over Brown. The win snapped a four-game losing streak. The last two times Harvard played on the road they upset ranked Boston rival BC and then escaped Dartmouth by one point.

Harvard may be sixth in the Ivy standings, but their overall record of .500 would put them in third—behind only Princeton (.529) and Cornell (.682).

The Crimson are going to try and show the college hoops world that their victory over BC wasn't a complete fluke and that they have the ability win an Ivy game by more than one point.

By The Numbers

 RecordConfATSRPISOSPFPA
Harvard10-102-43-1027532568.268.1
Cornell15-75-19-611224373.464.7

 

 FG%D. FG%3P%D. 3P%FT%RPGSPGAPGTPG
Harvard46.346.138.034.271.532.77.313.014.6
Cornell46.841.339.932.074.339.96.514.913.4

 

Stats Leaders

 HarvardCornell
PPGJ. Lin - 19.0R. Wittman - 18.3
 P. Boehm - 7.3L. Dale - 14.4
 D. Housman - 7.3J. Foote - 12.1
RPGJ. Lin - 5.6J. Foote - 6.9
APGJ. Lin - 4.9L. Dale - 3.7
SPGJ. Lin - 2.8A. Wire - 1.5
BPGJ. Lin - 0.6J. Foote - 2.3

 


Prediction

Current Line: Cornell -14.5

Harvard ATS: 3-10, 3-4 when underdog.
Cornell ATS: 9-6, 6-3 when favored.

In their last 10 matchups, the Crimson and Big Red have split the series 5-5 ATS.

The team to win the first matchup of the season has flip-flopped since the 2003-04 season:
2003-04: Harvard 79, Cornell 91
2004-05: Cornell 65, Harvard 74
2005-06: Cornell 79, Harvard 77
2006-07: Harvard 65, Cornell 64
2007-08: Harvard 71, Cornell 72

Coincidence? I think so.

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*All statistics for this article have come from StatSheet.com*

 


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