Cornell Big Red (9-3) vs. Pennsylvania Quakers (4-10)
January 7, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers -3.5 / Cornell Big Red +3.5 ; Over/Under: -158.5
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The Cornell Big Red and Penn Quakers meet Friday in college basketball action at The Palestra. The Cornell Big Red look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Penn Quakers need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games.
The Cornell Big Red are averaging 85.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Jordan Jones is averaging 12.7 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Keler Boothby is averaging 9.8 points and 0.8 assists. Chris Manon is dishing 1.6 assists and Nazir Williams is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game.
The Penn Quakers are averaging 69.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jordan Dingle is averaging 20 points and 2.8 assists, while Jonah Charles is averaging 10.1 points and 3 rebounds. Clark Slajchert is dishing 1 assist and Max Martz is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.
The Big Red are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Quakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 19-7 in Big Red last 26 overall. The over is 4-0 in Quakers last 4 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Penn Quakers have done nothing this season to be a worthy look in the favorite role. The Cornell Big Red have beaten every team they’re supposed to beat this season, they’re covering numbers left and right, and they only lose as an underdog by an average of 2.9 points. Cornell has the offensive firepower to make Penn very uncomfortable. This line is confusing a bit. Give me Cornell and the free bucket.