Brown Bears (11-13) vs. Cornell Big Red (13-7)
February 12, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cornell Big Red -2.5 / Brown Bears +2.5; Over/Under: 148.5
(Click here for latest betting odds)
The Brown Bears will travel to Newman Arena to take on the Cornell Big Red this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Brown Bears snapped a 2-game losing streak and improved to 11-13 on the season after defeating the Dartmouth Big Green, 62-60, this past Saturday. Brown allowed Dartmouth to fight back from a 47-36 deficit to take a 55-49 lead with just 4:52 left in regulation, however, the Bears were strong down the stretch and took the lead for good after a pair of FT’s by Tamenang Choh gave Brown a 59-58 lead with just :44 seconds left in regulation. Brown shot 44.7% from the field & 35.0% from beyond the arc while holding Dartmouth to 33.9% shooting from the field & 37.9% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bears was Jaylan Gainey who had a double-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 blocks, & 2 steals.
On the season, Brown is averaging 70.5 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Bears are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 31.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Brown has been led by Tamenang Choh (14.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.7 apg), Kino Lilly Jr. (13.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.3 spg), Paxson Wojcik (10.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.5 apg), & Jaylan Gainey (8.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, Brown is allowing their opponents to an average of 67.9 ppg on 43.6% shooting from the field. The Bears have a rebound margin of 1.0 and a turnover margin of 1.7.
The Cornell Big Red improved to 13-7 on the season after defeating the Columbia Lions, 88-75, this past Wednesday. Cornell led comfortable throughout the game and put the game out of reach late after taking an 84-72 lead with 3:08 left in regulation. Cornell shot 51.9% from the field & 43.8% from beyond the arc while allowing Columbia to shoot 42.9% from the field & 46.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Big Red was Dean Noll who had 23 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Cornell is averaging 81.3 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field. The Big Red are averaging 9.8 three-pointers per game on 34.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Cornell has been led by Jordan Jones (11.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.1 apg), Chris Manon (10.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.9 spg), Dean Noll (10.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.1 spg), & Sarju Patel (9.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Defensively, Cornell is allowing their opponents to average 75.3 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Big Red have a rebound margin of 3.5 and a turnover margin of -0.9.
The Bears are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 & 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games following three or more consecutive home games. The Big Red are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Brown is coming off a solid win against Dartmouth, however, the Bears have struggled overall as of late as they have lost 9 of their last 12 games and haven’t looked great on the offensive end, averaging just 61.3 ppg over their last three games. Cornell is an impressive 9-1 at home this season with wins over Princeton & Harvard and as their offense, which ranks 10th in scoring offense & 50th in FG%, should have plenty of success putting up points, I’m taking the Big Red to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!