Cornell Big Red (9-5) vs. Yale Bulldogs (6-8)
January 15, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -6.5 / Cornell Big Red +6.5; Over/Under: +159
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The Cornell Big Red and Yale Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Cornell Big Red need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Yale Bulldogs look to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Cornell Big Red are averaging 83.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 42.6 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 1.5 assists and Nazir Williams is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game.
The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 71.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Azar Swain is averaging 19.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Matthue Cotton is averaging 10.3 points and 1 assist. Jalen Gabbidon is the third double-digit scorer and EJ Jarvis is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Yale Bulldogs are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Big Red are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Big Red last 14 overall. The over is 19-7-1 in Bulldogs last 27 overall. The favorite is 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Yale Bulldogs are the better team on paper and are due for a bounce back victory after some recent struggles. With that said, Yale has not covered numbers this season, while Cornell has quietly been an under the radar moneymaker. Cornell covers numbers, Yale doesn’t. While trends aren’t everything, this is a spot where I have to take the points with Cornell.