Cornell vs. Princeton - 2/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (11-12) at Cornell Big Red (9-12)
College Basketball: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Newman Arena)
The Line: Cornell Big Red +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Ivy League college basketball rivals the Princeton Tigers and the Cornell Big Red clash on Friday night.
The Princeton Tigers look for a reversal of fortunes as the team stares at a four game slide following a 72-56 defeat at Dartmouth. Princeton could not get stops in a 47-30 second half Dartmouth run with the Big Green sinking shots at 47.2% with 13 more makes at the stripe to easily outdistance the Tigers 39.7% accuracy.
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Princeton didn’t have enough scoring options with just one player cracking double figures. Devin Cannady was the Tigers top option with 12 points on 5-14 from the floor with Myles Stephens added nine points while Jerome Desrosiers and Amir Bell tossed in eight points apiece.
The Cornell Big Red have had issues defending and scoring which is a trend that has to be reversed before the conference postseason begins. Cornell comes off of a 74-65 defeat at Yale where the Bulldogs small 46.3%-43.1% shooting edge was decisive with an 11-4 advantage on threes.
Stone Gettings kept the Big Red within striking distance with 20 points and eight rebounds followed by Matt Morgan with 13 points and seven boards. Steven Julian and Terrance McBride gave Cornell ten points each while Joel Davis added eight points and seven pulls.
Under is 7-2 in Princeton last 9 Friday games and Princeton are 39-18 ATS in their last 57 Friday games. Under is 8-2 in Cornell last 10 Friday games. Princeton are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings and favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
If Princeton plays as capable they should win but are we hoping the Tigers suddenly come to life?