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Cornell vs Lafayette 12/4/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Lafayette Leopards (1-7) vs. Cornell Big Red (6-1)
December 4, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cornell Big Red -8.5 / Lafayette Leopards +8.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Lafayette Leopards and the Cornell Big Red meet Sunday in college basketball action from Newman Arena. Lafayette comes into this matchup at 1-7 overall. The Leopards lost to Drexel in their last game. As for Cornell, they’re 6-1 and coming off a win over Delaware. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Lafayette lost their first four games of the year to Miami-FL, St. Johns, Saint Joseph’s and UMBC. The Leopards finally got a win over Central CT State, then dropped their next pair to Penn and Penn State. 

In the Wednesday matchup versus Drexel, Lafayette took a 30-29 deficit into halftime. The Leopards didn’t get any closer in a 64-56 loss. Leading scorers Kyle Jenkins and CJ Fulton each scored 12 points with a combined eight boards. 

Over on the Cornell side, they lost their first game to Boston College 79-77. Since then it’s been a six-game win streak over SUNY Delhi, St. Francis PA, Ithaca, Canisius, Monmouth and Delaware. 

In the Delaware game back on Thursday, the Big Red trailed 32-30 at the break. Cornell rallied in the second half with a 44-35 run and took the comeback win 74-67. Leading scorer Greg Dolan finished with 15 points and three rebounds. 

PICK: I’m going to stay with Cornell. The Big Red got into a bit of trouble in the Delaware game but to their credit they eventually recovered. Cornell ended up shooting 46.8 percent from the field in that one and got out-rebounded 33-30. The Red had 20 assists and just 10 turnovers to the Hens’ 16 assists and 18 turnovers, however. Lafayette hasn’t been scoring so well this year (68-point high) so if the Big Red can get the offense going they should be fine. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Cornell Big Red -8.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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