The Brown Bears and Cornell Big Red meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Newman Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Brown Bears Betting Preview
The Brown Bears are averaging 67.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kino Lilly Jr. is averaging 16.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, while Paxson Wojcik is averaging 12.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Nana Owusu-Anane is the third double-digit scorer, and Dan Friday is dishing 2.8 assists. The Brown Bears are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 59.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brown Bears are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
The Cornell Big Red Betting Preview
The Cornell Big Red are averaging 85.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Greg Dolan is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Nazir Williams is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 assists. Chris Manon is the third double-digit scorer and Guy Ragland Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
Brown vs Cornell Trends
The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Big Red are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Bears last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Big Red last 5 overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Brown Bears have been competitive this season, but they don't have the horses to play up to their competition. Cornell is arguably the team to beat in the Ivy this season, and it wins at home by an average of 18.3 points and in the favorite role by an average of 12.3 points. There's a big gap between offenses here. Give me Cornell in a comfortable victory.