Pennsylvania vs. Cornell - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cornell Big Red (6-19) at Pennsylvania Quakers (14-11)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers -13 -- Over/Under: 138
The Cornell Big Red and Penn Quakers meet Friday in college basketball action at The Palestra.
The Cornell Big Red need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Cornell Big Red are averaging 66.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Boeheim is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Terrance McBride is averaging 12.3 points and 3.2 assists. Josh Warren is dishing 3.1 assists and Jordan Jones is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Cornell Big Red have yet to win a road game this season.
The Penn Quakers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Penn Quakers are averaging 73.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 42 percent shooting. AJ Brodeur is averaging 17 points and 4.9 assists while Devon Goodman is averaging 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Jordan Dingle is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Betley is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Penn Quakers have won four of their last five home games.
The underdog is 11-5-2 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
The Cornell Big Red are just 4-9 against the spread on the road this season where they lose by an average of 13.9 points and shoot just 39.9 percent from the field and 29.5 percent from deep. The Penn Quakers are 5-3 against the spread at home and 16-8 against the spread on the season. Penn has also covered its only game this season as a double-digit favorite and has done its fair share of beating up on Cornell over the years. This is a massive number, but oddsmakers must know something. I'll lay the chalk with the Quakers at home if forced to pick.