Cornell Big Red (4-0) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (2-1)
November 22, 2021 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -16.5 / Cornell Big Red +16.5; Over/Under: -140.5
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The Cornell Big Red and the Penn State Nittany Lions meet in college basketball action from the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday night.
The Cornell Big Red will look to build on their 107-48 win over subdivision Wells last time out. Jordan Jones leads the Big Red in scoring with 16 PPG as well as 4 RPG while Chris Manon has 13 PPG with 6.3 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Cornell up to this point in the season. Darius Ervin has 9 PPG and Kobe Dickson has 7 RPG and 2.5 APG as well this season. As a team, Cornell is averaging 87.8 PPG on 47.2% shooting from the field, 32.45 from three and 63.8% from the foul line while allowing 67.5 PPG on 37.5% shooting from the field and 27.7% from three this season.
The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to add to their 74-59 win over St. Francis Brooklyn last time out. Sam Sessoms leads the Nittany Lions leads the Nittany Lions in scoring with 18.3 PPG along with 3.7 RPG and 3 APG while Seth Lundy has 16 PPG with 5.3 RPG and John Harrar has 12.7 PPG with a team-high 13 RPG to lead the Nittany Lions on the glass by averaging a double-double per game. Jalen Pickett also has a team-high 4 APG as well this season. As a team, Penn State is averaging 68.3 PPG on 47.5% shooting from the field, 30% from three and 73.1% from the foul line while allowing 66.3 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 40% from three this season.
Cornell is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 road games. Penn State is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 9-1 in their last 10 Monday games.
I get the case that could be made either way, but I’m leaning towards Cornell and the points here. Penn State’s done a good job winning games early on this year, but the covering the number thing hasn’t gotten off the ground for Penn State as of yet. Cornell hasn’t had the toughest schedule out there, but they’ve been covering the number like nobody’s business early on, so I’ll take my shot with Cornell and the points here.