Brown vs. Cornell - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (12-12) at Brown Bears (11-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cornell Big Red and Brown Bears meet Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
The Cornell Big Red look to get above a .500 record after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Cornell is averaging 62 points on 39.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62.6 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Shonn Miller is averaging 16.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Robert Hatter is averaging 11.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Devin Cherry is the third double-digit scorer and Galal Cancer is dishing 3.2 assists. The Cornell Big Red have four players averaging at least 9.4 points, and they’re shooting 74.1 percent from the line and 32.4 percent shooting from deep. Defensively, Cornell is allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Brown Bears look to get back on track after splitting their last four games. On the season, Brown is averaging 65.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 70 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Rafael Maia is averaging 9.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Tavon Blackmon is averaging 10.8 points and 4.2 assists. Cedric Kuakumensah is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Steven Spieth is dishing 2.2 assists. The Brown Bears have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 31.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Brown is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in three of its last six games.
The Big Red are 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Bears are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Big Red are 10-0-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Brown and 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
In a toss up game, I'm going with the home team.