Pennsylvania Quakers (8-7) vs. Cornell Big Red (11-3)
January 6, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cornell Big Red -3.5 / Pennsylvania Quakers +3.5; Over/Under: +154.5
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The Penn Quakers and the Cornell Big Red meet in college basketball action from Bartels Hall on Friday night.
The Penn Quakers will be looking to add to their current three-game win streak after a 76-68 win over Brown last time out. Jordan Dingle leads the Quakers in scoring with 23.8 PPG along with 2.7 APG while Clark Slajchert has 18 PPG with 3 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Penn up to this point in the season. Nick Spinoso has a team-high 5.7 RPG and 3.8 APG to lead the Quakers in assists this season. As a team, Penn is averaging 74.2 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 34.9% from behind the arc and 74.8% from the foul line this season.
The Cornell Big Red will try to build on a four-game win streak after a 74-63 win over Dartmouth last time out. Greg Dolan leads the Big Red in scoring with 13.9 PPG and in assists with 4.4 APG along with 4 RPG while Nazir Williams has 12.4 PPG with 3.8 RPG and Chris Manon has 10 PPG with 3.4 RPG and 2.9 APG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Cornell up to this point in the season. Sean Hansen also has 9.6 PPG with a team-high 5.1 RPG to lead the Big Red in rebounding up to this point in the year. As a team, Cornell is averaging 84 PPG on 48.7% shooting from the field, 36.9% from the foul line and 70.4% from the foul line this season.
Penn is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 games following an ATS win. Cornell is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m looking at the over here. Cornell has been able to flat out score against almost anyone up to this point in the year, while Penn has had the ability to be in track meets against teams on their level and the only time it doesn’t go over against lesser opponents is when Penn’s opponent doesn’t hold up their end. I think we have a high-scoring one brewing here, so give me the over.