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Harvard Crimson @ Cornell Big Red

Current Records: Harvard 12-8, Cornell 17-4

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Harvard has enjoyed a four-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the Cornell Big Red will face off in an Ivy battle at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday at Newman Arena. Cornell took a loss in their last matchup and will be looking to turn the tables on Harvard, who comes in off a win.

Last Saturday, the Crimson didn't have too much trouble with the Big Green at home as they won 77-59.

Meanwhile, Cornell unfortunately witnessed the end of their seven-game winning streak on Saturday. They fell just short of the Bulldogs by a score of 80-78. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Cornell in their matchups with the Bulldogs: they've now lost three in a row.

Cornell struggled to get the ball back on offense and finished the game with only three offensive rebounds. That's the fewest offensive rebounds they've managed all season.

The Crimson's win bumped their record up to 12-8. As for the Big Red, their loss ended a three-game streak of away wins and brought them to 17-4.

Harvard is hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, watch out: Harvard is playing as the underdog, but their 4-7 record against the spread as such isn't exactly encouraging.

While only Harvard took care of their fans the last time they played, both teams pleased bettors by covering the spread. Looking ahead, Cornell is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 8.5 points. For those looking to play the spread, take note: they are a solid 4-1 against the spread when playing at home.


Cornell is a big 8.5-point favorite against Harvard, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 156 points.

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Series History

Harvard has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Cornell.

  • Feb 03, 2024 - Cornell 89 vs. Harvard 76
  • Feb 18, 2023 - Harvard 73 vs. Cornell 56
  • Jan 21, 2023 - Harvard 95 vs. Cornell 89
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Harvard 77 vs. Cornell 72
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Cornell 76 vs. Harvard 61
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Harvard 67 vs. Cornell 58
  • Feb 14, 2020 - Harvard 85 vs. Cornell 63
  • Mar 08, 2019 - Cornell 72 vs. Harvard 59
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Cornell 67 vs. Harvard 61
  • Mar 10, 2018 - Harvard 74 vs. Cornell 55