Pennsylvania vs. Cornell - 2/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (9-15) at Pennsylvania Quakers (10-13)
College Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cornell Big Red and Penn Quakers square off late Friday afternoon at the Palestra.
The Cornell Big Red need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Cornell Big Red are averaging 71.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Matt Morgan is averaging 19.1 points and 1.8 assists while Robert Hatter is averaging 17.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Darryl Smith is dishing 1.3 assists and David Onuorah is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Big Red are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Cornell Big Red have split their last eight road games.
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The Penn Quakers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Penn Quakers are averaging 68.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Darien Nelson-Henry is averaging 12.8 points and two assists while Matt Howard is averaging 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. Jackson Donahue is dishing 1.1 assists and Sam Jones is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Quakers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Penn Quakers have won five of their last eight home games.
The Big Red are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Quakers are 7-20-2 ATS in their last 29 Friday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Big Red are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Pennsylvania and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Pennsylvania Quakers are simply the better team here and have beaten the Cornell Big Red in the last six meetings. At home, Penn should have little trouble getting another victory and covering the small line.