Princeton vs. Cornell - 3/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (13-15) at Princeton Tigers (12-14)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)
The Line: Princeton Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers and the Cornell Big Red face off on Friday at Jadwin Gymnasium in Ivy League college basketball action.
The Princeton Tigers are 13-14 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Princeton is averaging 68.2 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Spencer Weisz leads the Tigers averaging 11.7 points per game. Steven Cook is averaging 10.8 points, Hans Brase is averaging 10.7 points and 7.6 rebounds, and Amir Bell is averaging 9.1 points. Princeton is 9-3 at home and 6-5 in the Ivy league.
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The Cornell Big Red 13-15 this season they have lost four of their last five games. Cornell is averaging 62.3 points and they are shooting 39.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Shonn Miller leads the Big Red averaging 16.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Robert Hatter is averaging 11.7 points, Devin Cherry is averaging 10.3 points, and Galal Cancer is averaging 9.6 points. Cornell is 5-7 on the road and 5-7 in the Ivy League.
Princeton is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, 5-13 against the spread in their last 18 home games, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Cornell is 5-2-3 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 9-3-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last nine meetings of these two.
Princeton is the better team here and I look for them to get the cover.