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Duquesne vs. Cornell - 11/27/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cornell Big Red (2-3) at Duquesne Dukes (2-1)

College Basketball: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)

The Line: Duquesne Dukes -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Out at Palumbo Center on Monday, the Cornell Big Red and the Duquesne Dukes will be meeting up in college basketball activity. 

Cornell enters this game with a 2-3 record overall. The Big Red have lost to Syracuse, Colgate and UMass Lowell but otherwise beaten Binghamton and Toledo. In that Toledo game, Cornell’s Matt Morgan put up 24 points, three rebounds and four assists. 

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Duquesne vs. Cornell - 11/27/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Morgan is tops on the Big Red in scoring this year, with 22.4 PPG, 4.6 RPG and 3.2 APG to his credit. The only other Cornell player averaging in double-figures so far is Stone Gettings, with 13.0 PPG and 4.0 RPG. 

Over on the Duquesne side, they’re currently 2-1 on the year. The Dukes opened up with wins over St. Francis (BKN) and VMI, but lost to Robert Morris in their last outing. During that game, Duquesne’s Eric Williams and Rene Castro-Caneddy each put up 18 points to lead the team. 

So far this year, Castro-Caneddy is sitting on 18.0 PPG and Tarin Smith is second for Duquesne with 14.3 PPG and 4.7 RPG. Also averaging din double-digits for the Dukes are Williams (14.0 PPG; 9.7 RPG) and Mike Lewis (11.7 PPG). 

Cornell is 6-2 ATS in their last eight Monday games and 9-25-3 ATS in their last 37 games following a straight-up win. The Big Red are also 7-23-1 ATS in their last 31 games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the Atlantic 10. 

Meanwhile, the Dukes are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine home games. Duquesne is also 1-5 ATS in their last six games versus a team with a losing straight-up record and 0-4 ATS in their last four Monday games. 

Cornell certainly made things interesting late in the Toledo game, but they were able to hang on for a 3-point win. The Big Red are giving up quite a bit of points overall, though, with at least 72 allowed in every game so far. As for Duquesne, they came out pretty limp against Robert Morris, but I think that’s going to be more of the exception than the rule. I’ll take the Dukes to cover here.

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