Cornell vs. Dartmouth - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cornell vs. Dartmouth - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Dartmouth Big Green (10-15) at Cornell Big Red (6-17)

College Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Newman Arena at Bartels Hall)

The Line: Cornell Big Red +1 -- Over/Under: 125

TV: ESPN+

The Dartmouth Big Green and Cornell Big Red meet Friday in college basketball action at the Newman Arena.

The Dartmouth Big Green look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Dartmouth Big Green are averaging 64.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Chris Knight is averaging 14.3 points and 1.6 assists while Aaryn Rai is averaging 11 points and 6.4 rebounds. James Foye is dishing 2.1 assists and Taurus Samuels is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Dartmouth Big Green are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dartmouth Big Green are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Dartmouth Big Green haven’t won a road game since December 11.

The Cornell Big Red need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cornell Big Red are averaging 67 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Boeheim is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Terrance McBride is averaging 11.9 points and 3.2 assists. Josh Warren is dishing three assists and Jordan Jones is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Cornell Big Red have won five of their last seven home games.

The road team is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The underdog is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

The Dartmouth Big Green won the first meeting less than two weeks ago by 22 points, and they've been the better team this season overall. However, Dartmouth hasn't won a road game in two months where they lose by an average of 4.4 points. The Cornell Big Red are 6-2 against the spread at home this season where they win by an average of 11.9 points and shoot 47.6 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from deep. These games mean a lot as we start gearing up for conference play. In a near toss up, give me Cornell on its home court. 

Randy’s Pick Cornell Big Red +1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.