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Harvard vs. Penn prediction, odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, best bets from model on 49-36 run

SportsLine’s model revealed its CBB picks, predictions and best bets for Penn vs. Harvard on Jan. 28

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Third place in the Ivy League will be at stake when the Harvard Crimson host the Penn Quakers in a key conference game on Friday at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, Mass. The Quakers (7-12, 4-2 Ivy League) enter the game in third place in the conference, 1½ games behind Ivy-leading Princeton. They are coming off a win on Saturday against Yale. Meanwhile the Crimson (10-6, 2-2) are in fourth place in the league, one game behind Penn. A Harvard win on Friday would push the Crimson ahead of the Quakers by percentage points. 

Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET. The Crimson are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Harvard vs. Penn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 143.5. Before making any Penn vs. Harvard picks, be sure to check out what the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model has to say.


The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 12 of the season with a 49-36 record on all top-rated college basketball picks, returning almost $700. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,800 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.


Now, the model has set its sights on Harvard vs. Penn, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Penn vs. Harvard:

  • Harvard vs. Penn spread: Crimson -3.5 
  • Harvard vs. Penn Over/Under: 143.5 points  
  • HARV: The Crimson force 16.2 turnovers per game, which leads the Ivy League 
  • PENN: Jordan Dingle ranks second in the Ivy League in points per game (18.7)

Why the Crimson can cover

Harvard has been winning the turnover battle all season. The Crimson force 16.2 turnovers per game, which leads the Ivy League and ranks 29th in the country. That has helped Harvard lead the conference and rank 23rd in the nation in turnover margin (4.1 per game).


In addition, Noah Kirkwood is making a case to be Ivy League Player of the Year. In his last five games, the senior from Ontario is averaging 21.4 points a game while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and adding 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists. On Saturday at Cornell he led Harvard in points (18) and assists (four) while also grabbing five rebounds, which tied for the team high.

Why the Quakers can cover

Sophomore Jordan Dingle is coming off a career game. The son of former UMass star Dana Dingle, Jordan scored a career-high 31 points, including 18 in the second half, in Saturday’s 79-68 victory over Yale. He made 12-of-16 shots from inside the arc in the game, and the performance helped him earn Ivy League Player of the Week.


In addition, Penn has played a much tougher schedule than Harvard so far this season. Thanks to games against Florida State, Arkansas and Villanova, the Quakers’ schedule ranks 102nd in the country, according to KenPom. Meanwhile the Crimson’s schedule ranks 302nd.

How to make Harvard vs. Penn picks

We can tell you that the model is leaning Over the total, predicting a combined 146 points, and it also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can get the model’s Penn vs. Harvard pick only at SportsLine


So who wins Penn vs. Harvard? And which side of the spread can you bank on in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Harvard vs. Penn spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned $2,800 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.

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