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Cornell vs Yale Basketball Picks 2-23-24

Yale Bulldogs (17-7) vs. Cornell Big Red (19-4)
February 23, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cornell Big Red -1; Over/Under: +153
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The Yale Bulldogs and the Cornell Big Red meet in college basketball action from the Newman Arena on Friday night. Who comes out on top in Friday’s Ivy League matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Yale vs. Cornell Prediction.

Yale Team Preview

The Yale Bulldogs come into this game looking to rebound from a 73-62 win over Princeton last time out. Danny Wolf leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 14.7 PPG and 9.8 RPG while Bez Mbeng has 12.6 PPG with 4.4 RPG and a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Bulldogs in the assist department this season. John Poulakidas has 13 PPG and Matt Knowling has 11.4 PPG with 4.8 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Yale up to this point in the year. August Mahoney also has 9.6 PPG as well for Yale this season. As a team, Yale is averaging 75.5 PPG on 46.6% shooting from the field, 34.6% from three and 73.3% from the foul line this season.

Cornell Team Preview

The Cornell Big Red come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 89-80 win over Dartmouth last time out. Chris Manon leads the Big Red in scoring with 12.7 PPG along with 4.1 RPG and 3.2 APG this season. Nazir Williams has 11.1 PPG with 3.6 RPG and 3.1 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for Cornell so far this season. Isaiah Gray has 9.7 PPG with 3.8 RPG and a team-high 3.3 APG to lead Cornell in assists while Sean Hansen has 9.2 PPG with 3.3 RPG and Guy Ragland Jr. has 9.1 PPG with a team-high 5.1 RPG to lead Cornell on the glass this season. As a team, Cornell is averaging 83.6 PPG on 49.8% shooting from the field, 34.9% from three and 72.2% from the foul line.

Cornell Big Red Team Facts

  • Cornell has won each of its last 10 games at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall.
  • Four of the last five games between Yale and Cornell at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall have produced a total of 161+ points.
  • Cornell has won the first half in each of its last eight games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Yale Bulldogs Team Facts

  • Yale has won each of its last 16 night games against Cornell.
  • Fourteen of Yale’s last 15 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 155 or fewer points.
  • Yale has won the first half in seven of its last eight road games.

Yale vs. Cornell Prediction

I’m on Cornell here. I do like Yale in a lot of road spots, but the Bulldogs fell flat against one of the Ivy League’s other top teams in Princeton in their last game and Cornell’s been rock solid at home, taking down the Tigers by double-digits when they met not that long ago. The top 3 in the Ivy League is going to be interesting down the stretch, but I think Cornell gets the job done at home in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Cornell -1

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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