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Syracuse vs. Cornell - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cornell Big Red (4-4) at Syracuse Orange (7-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Carrier Dome)

The Line: Syracuse Orange -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ACC

The Syracuse Orange and the Cornell Big Red face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Syracuse Orange are 7-3 this season and are coming off of a horrible loss at St. John’s. Syracuse is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 6.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Michael Gbinije leads the Orange averaging 19.8 points per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 14 points, Malachi Richardson is averaging 12.5 points, and Tyler Lydon is averaging 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. Syracuse s a young teams and clearly a work in progress.

Syracuse vs. Cornell - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cornell Big Red are 5-4 the season and they have won their last two games. Cornell I averaging 64.1 points per game and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Nolan Cressler is averaging 16.8 points per game to lead the Big Red. Devin Cherry is averaging 12.3 points, Robert Hatter is averaging 9.0 points, and Dwight Tarwater is averaging 7.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. Cornell has not fared well against their better opponents.

Syracuse is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 4-11 against the spread against the Ivy League, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record. Cornell is 2-5 against the spread against the ACC, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games. The underdog has covered the poit spread in eight of the last 10 meetings of these two.

Syracuse has been such a dud I can’t lay this many points with them even though Cornell hard looks like a worthy opponent on paper. 

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Cornell Big Red +18.5

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