Wake Forest vs. Cornell - 1/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wake Forest vs. Cornell - 1/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Cornell Big Red (6-7) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)

The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -8 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Cornell Big Red visit the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Tuesday college basketball action.

The Cornell Big Red improved to 6-7 with a 61-50 victory against visiting Navy on Sunday as an eight point favorite. 

Cornell trailed 24-21 at the halfway point before a 40-26 second half run secured the win. 

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Matt Morgan topped the Big Red offense with a contest high 27 points and eight rebounds on 7-16 accuracy and 11-12 at the line.

Steven Julien gave Cornell nine points and 15 rebounds and four blocks on 3-5 shooting and 3-7 at the stripe while Terrance McBride and Jake Kuhn combined for eleven points.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have dropped consecutive contests following a 73-69 loss to Gardner-Webb as a seven point home favorite on Saturday. 

Both teams sank shots in the 33%-35% range with Wake Forest coming up short at the charity stripe 35-28 which was decisive.

Brandon Childress led the Demon Deacons with 18 points, three yanks, three assists and four steals on 4-11 from the floor and 8-11 at the line.

Jalen Hoard, Torry Johnson and Chaundee Brown each gave Wake Forest 12 points and a combined 14 rebounds on 9-25 shooting. 

Cornell Big Red are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and Cornell Big Red are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and Cornell Big Red are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast. Wake Forrest are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and over is 6-2 in Wake Forrest last 8 Wednesday games and Wake Forest are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. 

If Wake Forrest comes to play then this is a win and cover but they are as unpredictable as the weather…

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Mark’s Pick Wake Forest -8

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