Cornell Big Red vs. Princeton Tigers - 2/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (14-5) at Cornell Big Red (9-11)
College Basketball: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Newman Arena)
The Line: Cornell Big Red +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers will travel to play the Cornell Big Red in an Ivy League game on Friday.
The Cornell Big Red are 9-11 (2-4) and are coming off of a loss to Yale by a score of 83-52. Cornell has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 5th in the Ivy League standings. Cornell has league wins against Harvard and Dartmouth. Cornell is averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 77.5 points per game. Cornell is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Robert Hatter is averaging 18.7 points per game and 3.7 assists per game for Cornell. Matt Morgan is averaging 18.6 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Big Red. Cornell is shooting 63.4% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Princeton Tigers are 14-5 (4-1) and are coming off of a win against Dartmouth by a score of 83-70. Princeton has won 2 games in a row and is currently 3rd in the Ivy League standings. Princeton’s only conference loss came against Yale by 4 points. Princeton is averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 67.5 points per game. Princeton is also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Henry Caruso is averaging 16.7 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for Princeton. Devin Cannady is averaging 10.8 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Princeton is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 37.1% on three-pointers, and 45.7% on all field goal attempts.
Princeton is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The over is 4-1 in Princeton’s last 5 games. Cornell is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games following three or more consecutive road games. The over is 5-1 in Cornell’s last 6 games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings. Princeton is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Princeton has played well this season and looks like they might be poised to compete for an Ivy League title this season. Cornell has struggled, but is at home in this matchup. Princeton plays much better defense than Cornell, and I think that will be the difference. I am picking Princeton.