Betting on today’s Crimson and Bears game? Catch the action at Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, RI, as the Bears hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Ivy League conference game currently have Brown as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.

HARVARD CRIMSON VS BROWN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Brown Bears -2.5

This game will be played at Pizzitola Sports Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE BROWN BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Brown pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Crimson Chances in Providence

Harvard enters today’s contest as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have gone 5-9 this season when tabbed as the underdog. They will look to improve their 5-5 road record when they take on Brown.

Over their last 10 road games, the Crimson have gone 5-5, and they are coming off a 74-70 win over Penn. On the season, Harvard has an overall record of 14-10.

On the season, Harvard has an ATS record of 9-14, including a mark of 5-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Crimson are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

When looking at the over/under record for Harvard this season, the over has gone 14-9. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 142.8 points compared to an average over/under line of 143.7. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

In their latest game, Harvard offense put up 74 points against Penn. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.5% and made 7 threes. Chisom Okpara led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Justice Ajogbor contributed 16 points for the Crimson.

Currently, the Crimson’s defense holds the 145th rank in the nation, allowing 71.2 points per game. In today’s game vs. Brown, the Harvard defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Harvard made 27 free-throws vs. the Crimson.

Will Brown Win at Home?

Coming off a 78-74 win over Cornell, Brown has now won three straight games. On the season, the Bears are just 9-17, including a 5-6 mark in Ivy League play. They are 4-11 in non-conference games and 6-10 on the road.

For the season, Brown has been the underdog in 17 of their 26 games, going 5-12 in those contests. As the favorite, they are 3-5. Today, they are favored by 2.5 points against Harvard.

When looking at Brown’s ATS record this season, they are currently 13-12. At home, they have gone just 3-6 vs. the spread and are 1-2 ATS in their last 3 home games. As the favorite, the Bears have gone just 2-6 ATS this year and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is very close to the average over/under line in Brown’s games this season (142.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

The Brown offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Cornell. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.8% and connected on 10 threes. Kino Lilly Jr. is leading the team in scoring at 18.4 points per contest. Nana Owusu-Anane has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15 going into the game.

Brown’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.8 points per game. The Brown defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed Cornell to connect on 13 threes.