Northeastern vs. Cornell - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (3-3) at Northeastern Huskies (3-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Up at Matthews Arena on Saturday, the Cornell Big Red and the Northeastern Huskies will be meeting up in college basketball action.
The Big Red are sitting at 3-3 so far this year. Cornell has won their last two games versus Duquesne and Toledo. In that Duquesne game, Cornell’s lead scorer was Matt Morgan with 24 points.
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On the season, Morgan is averaging 22.7 PPG with 4.2 RPG and 3.5 APG for the Big Red. The only other Cornell player who is in double-digits is Stone Gettings, with 14.0 PPG, and Steven Julian leads the rebounding with 7.7 RPG and 6.0 PPG.
Over on the Northeastern side, they’re currently 3-4 on the year. After a four-game losing streak, the Huskies bounced back with a victory over Harvard in their last outing. In that Crimson game, the Huskies’ top scorer was Vasa Pusica with 22 points.
This year, Pusica is the only Northeastern Player in double-figures so far with 13.9 PPG and 3.3 APG. Donnell Gresham has 9.0 PPG and 3.3 RPG, and Anthony Green leads the Huskies rebounders on 4.4 RPG and 6.1 PPG.
The Big Red are 5-1 ATS in their last six versus the Colonial and 10-25-3 ATS in their last 38 games following a straight-up win. Cornell is also 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 games following an ATS win and the over is 4-1 in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games. Northeastern is also 1-5 ATS in their last six Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
After a couple of stumbles, Cornell has been taking care of business in their last pair of games, though they’ve only won by a combined 10 points in those two. As for Northeastern, they had a hard time scoring in that losing streak, with a low of 55 and a high of 67 points in that four-game stretch. I don’t think Northeastern has the offense right now to cover here, so I’m going with Cornell.