Brown Bears vs. Cornell Big Red - 2/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (9-9) at Brown Bears (6-12)
College Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Pizzitola Sports Center)
The Line: Brown Bears +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cornell Big Red will travel to play the Brown Bears in an Ivy League game on Friday.
The Brown Bears are 6-12 (1-3) and are coming off of a win against Penn by a score of 89-83. Brown has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 5th in the Ivy League standings. Brown has league losses to Princeton and Yale (2 losses to Yale). Brown is averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 77.3 points per game. Brown is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Cedric Kuakumensah is averaging 13.7 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game for Brown. Tavon Blackmon is averaging 12.4 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for the Bears. Brown is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 34.6% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Cornell Big Red are 9-9 (2-2) and are coming off of a win against Dartmouth by a score of 77-73. Cornell has won their last 2 games and is currently 4th in the Ivy League standings. Cornell has also beaten Harvard, while taking 2 losses against Columbia. Cornell is averaging 73 points per game while giving up 76.7 points per game. Cornell is also averaging 34.4 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. Matt Morgan is averaging 18.5 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for Cornell. Robert Hatter is averaging 19.9 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Big Red. Hatter is questionable for this game. Cornell is shooting 64.6% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
Cornell is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. Cornell is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The over is 4-0 in Cornell’s last 4 games. Brown is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The over is 6-1 in Brown’s last 7 home games. Cornell is 2-0-2 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Cornell has played very well against the spread in recent games, but will be on the road in this game. Brown hasn’t been very good this season, with their only league win coming against the last place team. Cornell is the better team here and should be able to get the win.