Princeton Tigers (15-4) vs. Cornell Big Red (11-6)
February 4, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cornell Big Red +1.5 / Princeton Tigers -1.5 ; Over/Under: 158
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The Princeton Tigers will travel to Newman Arena to take on the Cornell Big Red this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Princeton Tigers has their 10-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 15-4 on the season after being defeated by the Yale Bulldogs, 80-74, this past Saturday. Princeton struggled on both ends of the court in the 1st half against Yale and could not fight all the way back after going into halftime trailing by a 43-26 margin. Princeton shot 42.2% from the field & 36.4% from beyond the arc while allowing Yale to shoot 51.9% from the field & 46.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Tigers was Jaelin Llewellyn who had 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, & 1 steal.
On the season, Princeton is averaging 80.6 ppg on 49.0% shooting from the field. The Tigers are averaging 10.8 three-pointers per game on 38.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Princeton has been led by Jaelin Llewellyn (15.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg), Tosan Evbuomwan (14.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.6 spg), Ethan Wright (14.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg), & Ryan Langborg (11.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensviely, Princeton is allowing their opponents to an average of 70.9 ppg on 46.2% shooting from the field. The Tigers have a rebound margin of 2.2 and a turnover margin of 1.9.
The Cornell Big Red won their 2nd straight game and improved to 11-6 on the season after defeating the Brown Bears, 74-72, this past Sunday. Cornell allowed Brown to fight back into the game after holding a 43-25 lead at halftime, however, the Big Red were able hold off the Bears after a Jordan Jones layup gave the Big Red a 69-65 lead with 2:03 left in regulation. Cornell shot 42.4% from the field & 16.7% from beyond the arc while holding Brown to 39.0% shooting from the field & 29.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Big Red was Dean Noll who had 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, Cornell is averaging 81.3 ppg on 46.9% shooting from the field. The Big Red are averaging 10.1 three-pointers per game on 35.36% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Cornell has been led by Jordan Jones (12.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.1 apg), Chris Manon (9.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.0 spg), Sarju Patel (9.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.2 apg), & Dean Noll (8.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.6 apg).
Defensively, Cornell is allowing their opponents to average 75.0 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Big Red have a rebound margin of 4.2 and a turnover margin of -0.8.
The Tigers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games and just 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Cornell. The Big Red are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games & 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Princeton is a solid team, however, they have not been great ATS as of late and can struggle on the defensive end as the Tigers currently rank just 228th in scoring defense & 320th in defensive FG%. Cornell has been incredible at home this season, posting a perfect 7-0 record, and as their offense, which ranks 11th in scoring offense & 16th in three-pointers made per game, should have plenty of success in this one, I’m taking Cornell to cover this small home spread.