Pennsylvania College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Harvard – January 28, 2023

Posted on January 28, 2023

Ivy League opponents square off when the Pennsylvania Quakers (10-11, 2-4 Ivy League) host the Harvard Crimson (12-8, 3-3 Ivy League) at The Palestra, beginning at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

The Quakers are currently moderate 3-point favorites over the Crimson. A 135-point over/under is set for the game.

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Pennsylvania Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Harvard

  • When: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET
  • Where: The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Spread Favorite: Pennsylvania -3
  • Moneyline Favorite: Pennsylvania -160
  • Moneyline Underdog: Harvard +132
  • Over/Under: 135 points

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Pennsylvania Betting Trends

  • The Quakers have won 10 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 10 times.
  • Pennsylvania has been favored by 3 points or more nine times this season, and covered the spread in five of those matchups.
  • The Quakers have come away with seven wins in the 11 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Pennsylvania has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -160.
  • The Quakers and their opponents have combined to hit the over 11 out of 20 times this season.
  • Pennsylvania’s games this season have featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 135 points 12 times.
  • The Quakers have an average total of 144.7 in their contests this year, 9.7 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Pennsylvania Top Performers

Jordan Dingle 19 23.6 3.6 2.4 1.2 0.2 2.6
Clark Slajchert 18 14.9 2.9 1.6 1.0 0.0 1.6
Max Martz 20 10.2 3.9 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.5
Nick Spinoso 21 7.8 5.4 3.4 0.6 0.5 0.0
Jonah Charles 20 5.3 2.3 1.0 0.4 0.1 1.5

Pennsylvania Season Stats

  • Pennsylvania’s +33 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.5 points per game) is a result of scoring 73.1 points per game (152nd in college basketball) while allowing 71.6 per contest (244th in college basketball).
  • The Quakers win the rebound battle by 3.0 boards on average. They collect 35.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 87th in college basketball, while their opponents pull down 32.4 per outing.
  • The Quakers’ offense has been less effective in Ivy League games this year, tallying 70.5 points per contest, compared to their season average of 73.1 PPG.
  • With 71.3 points per game allowed in Ivy League contests, Pennsylvania is conceding 0.3 fewer points per game in conference games compared to its overall average (71.6 PPG allowed).
  • In terms of three-pointers, the Quakers’ offense has been less effective in Ivy League tilts this season, making 6.5 threes per contest and converting 33.3% of their shots from downtown, compared to their overall average of 8.3 threes per game with a 35.1% three-point percentage.
  • Pennsylvania is posting 78.6 points per game at home. When playing on the road, it is averaging 69.1 points per contest.
  • The Quakers are allowing 70.7 points per game this year in home games, which is 1.6 fewer points than they’re allowing away from home (72.3).

Pennsylvania Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/7/2023 Columbia W 84-55 Away -9
1/14/2023 Dartmouth L 75-71 Away -5.5
1/16/2023 Princeton L 72-60 Home -1
1/21/2023 Yale L 70-63 Away +7
1/23/2023 Hartford W 76-52 Away -15.5
1/28/2023 Harvard Home -3
2/3/2023 Columbia Home
2/4/2023 Cornell Home
2/11/2023 Harvard Away
2/17/2023 Yale Home
2/18/2023 Brown Home

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Harvard Betting Trends

  • Harvard has won 11 games against the spread this year, while failing to cover seven times.
  • The Crimson have been an underdog by 3 points or more five times this year, and covered the spread each time.
  • Harvard has won three of the nine games it has played as underdogs this season.
  • The Crimson have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +132 moneyline set for this game.
  • In Harvard’s 18 chances this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times.
  • The Crimson have combined with their opponent to score more than 135 points in eight of 18 games this season.
  • Harvard’s matchups this season have a 132.6-point average over/under, 2.4 fewer points than this game’s point total.

Harvard Top Performers

Chris Ledlum 20 19.1 8.8 1.5 1.7 1.0 1.4
Idan Tretout 19 8.1 2.9 1.9 0.7 0.3 0.9
Samuel Silverstein 20 8.0 5.5 1.8 1.3 0.3 1.0
Luka Sakota 20 7.4 3.7 1.9 1.1 0.1 1.1
Chisom Okpara 20 7.3 3.6 1.2 0.3 0.4 0.5

Harvard Season Stats

  • The Crimson have a +65 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.2 points per game. They’re putting up 67.9 points per game, 275th in college basketball, and are allowing 64.7 per outing to rank 61st in college basketball.
  • The 35.9 rebounds per game Harvard accumulates rank 70th in college basketball, 5.3 more than the 30.6 its opponents record.
  • The Crimson have averaged 1.6 more points in Ivy League games (69.5) than overall (67.9).
  • In conference play, Harvard is giving up more points (65.8 per game) than it is overall (64.7) in 2022-23.
  • In Ivy League action, the Crimson sink more treys (8.3 per game) than they do overall (6.6), and their percentage from downtown (36.2%) is also higher than for the whole season (30.1%).
  • At home, Harvard averages 69.4 points per game. On the road, it averages 65.0.
  • At home, the Crimson allow 63.8 points per game. On the road, they give up 63.1.

Harvard Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/6/2023 Brown W 70-68 Away -1
1/7/2023 Yale L 58-54 Away +7.5
1/14/2023 Columbia W 73-51 Home -14
1/16/2023 Dartmouth L 60-59 Home -10
1/21/2023 Cornell W 95-89 Home +1.5
1/28/2023 Pennsylvania Away +3
2/3/2023 Yale Home
2/4/2023 Brown Home
2/11/2023 Pennsylvania Home
2/17/2023 Columbia Away
2/18/2023 Cornell Away

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