The Cornell Big Red and Colgate Raiders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Cotterell Court. The Cornell Big Red look for their ninth win. The Colgate Raiders look to get above a .500 record.
The Cornell Big Red are averaging 84.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Greg Dolan is averaging 13.3 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Nazir Williams is averaging 11.6 points and 2.7 assists. Sean Hansen is dishing 2.7 assists and Keller Boothby is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The Colgate Raiders are averaging 79.2 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Tucker Richardson is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Keegan Records is averaging 12.5 points and 1 assist. Bradeen Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Oliver Lynch-Daniels is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Colgate Raiders are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Colgate Raiders are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Big Red are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in Big Red last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in Raiders last 5 overall.
You can argue the Colgate Raiders are the more talented team, and they're certainly a tough out at home. However, the Cornell Big Red have the offense to hang here, and they've played the more impressive ball in stretches. Cornell has also proven it can win on the road. We're getting points with one of the better offenses in the country. I'll take it.