Princeton at Harvard Free Pick & Analysis

by | Last updated Feb 25, 2023 | cbb

Princeton (17-8 SU 10-12 ATS) vs. Harvard (14-12 SU 14-10 ATS)
When: Saturday, February 25th: 2:00 ET
Where: Lavietes Pavilion Cambridge, MA
Point Spread: Prin +1/Har -1 (Deposit $100, get $100 free when sign up through our link and use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!
Total: 139.0
Money Line: Tigers -110/Crimson -110

On February 25th, the Princeton Tigers will take on the Harvard Crimson at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, MA. The point spread is currently Princeton +1 and Harvard -1, with a total of 139 points

Line Movement

This game opened with the with the visiting Princeton Tigers as a -1.5 point spread favorite, but early action has moved that line to Harvard -1.5. The total hit the board at 139 and inched up to 139.5

Last Game Info

Going into their last game, Princeton was the betting favorite at -2 but fell to Yale by a score of 93-83. The combined 176 points finished above the 142 total line.

Harvard will be looking for another win, as they most recently defeated Cornell by a score of 73-56. The Crimson also picked up an ATS victory as they were +5.5 point underdogs. The combined 129 points did not surpass the 150 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Princeton has a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs the spread. Over this stretch, the Tigers’ offense is averaging 82.8 points per game while hitting 44.6% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 43.5% from the field while allowing 78.2 points per contest.

In their previous five contests, Harvard is 2-3 straight-up and 2-3 vs the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 70.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.9%. Defensively, they are allowing teams to hit 41.5% of their shots while giving up 67.4 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Princeton’s opponents comes in at 73.2. On the other side, Harvard’s combined opponent power rating sits at 74.5.

How Does Princeton Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Tigers have played 11 road games and have a record of 6-5. In these contests, Princeton is 6-4 vs the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 72.9 points per game on a shooting percentage of 47.4%. On defense, the Tigers are allowing 67.7 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 43.1% in these games.

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How Does Harvard Fare At Home?

In their 12 games at home, Harvard has a 5-6 record vs the spread while going 5-7 straight-up. On offense, the Crimson are shooting 45.9% on their home floor, leading to 67.5 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 40.0% in these contests. The Harvard defense is allowing 66.8 points per game at home.

Offense vs Defense

For the season, Princeton is averaging 79.9 points per game (17th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 48.8%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Harvard defense that has allowed an average of 65.9 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 39.9% of their shots vs Harvard. On the other side, the Harvard Crimson are coming into the game averaging 71.5 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.2%. The Crimson will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 69.1 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 42.7% of their shots vs the Tigers.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Princeton has a shooting percentage of 38.8% while ranking 90th in attempts per game. The Tigers will be facing a Harvard defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 29.4%. Harvard enters the game, having hit 32.9% of their looks from deep while averaging 8.5 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Princeton has allowed opponents to hit 32.0% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • No Reported Injuries


  • No Reported Injuries

Pick Against The Spread

Princeton may have the edge over Harvard statistically with the better scoring average, field goal percentage, and three-point shooting percentage. However, Harvard’s defense has allowed fewer points and a lower field goal percentage from opponents. Anyway. The key to this game will be turnovers. If Princeton can lower the turnovers, they should be able to get their share of points and the victory, and they may need it. Harvard has been much better on offense as of late, albeit against lower-level defense, scoring 72 or greater points in their three games. Take the Over 139.5. Bet your college hoops picks for FREE this week by scoring a massive 125% real cash bonus up to $400 and get a FREE half point everytime you bet your favorite team when you use bonus promo code PREDICTEM at GTBets Sportsbook! They have an awesome player loyalty rewards program too! Click here to sign up now!