Where: Lavietes Pavilion, Cambridge, MA
When: Saturday, December 7, 1:00 PM. ET.
The Harvard Crimson will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the UMass Minutemen in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon.
Minutemen Trying To Snap Four-Game Losing StreakThe Minutemen got off to a great start, winning their first five games. They have struggled since their perfect start and have lost their last four games and will be trying to avoid making it five losses in a row when they face the Crimson on Saturday.
UMass is averaging 70.9 points per game, shooting 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. The team managed to score 80 points in its last game, but it wasn’t enough to get the win over South Carolina.
Tre Mitchell led the way for the Minutemen with 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Sean East II finished with 16 points and three assists, while T.J. Weeks added 15 points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals for the Minutemen.
UMass has played well defensively, holding opponents to 68 points. The team struggled against the Gamecocks, giving up 84 points in the loss, and will need to do a significantly better job if they want to get past the Crimson on Saturday.
Crimson Going For Third Win In Five GamesThe Crimson are coming off two consecutive losses, one against 5th-ranked Maryland and the other to USC. They will try to bounce back from the losses with a win over the Minutemen, which will give them their third win in their last five games.
Harvard is averaging 71.6 points per game, shooting 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. The team was held to 62 points, its second-lowest offensive output of the season, in its last game, and will try to bounce back with a better performance on Saturday.
Noah Kirkwood led the way for the Crimson with 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Chris Ledlum finished with 10 points and three rebounds, while Bryce Aiken added 10 points and three assists for the Crimson, who finished the game with three players scoring in double figures.
Harvard has done a good job on the defensive end, holding opponents to 64.8 points per game. The team gave up 77 points to the Trojans in their last game and will need to play much better than they did in that game if they want to pick up the win on Saturday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: UMass is:
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.