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Cornell vs. Princeton - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Princeton at Cornell
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Newman Arena
Ithaca, New York
The Line
The Line: Cornell +2 -- Over/Under: 132
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Princeton Tigers and Cornell Big Red meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Newman Arena.

The Princeton Tigers look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Princeton Tigers are averaging 71.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Devin Cannady is averaging 19.5 points and 6.2 rebounds while Myles Stephens is averaging 13.6 points and 1.1 assists. Richmond Aririguzoh is the third double-digit scorer and Jaelin Llewellyn is grabbing three rebounds. The Princeton Tigers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Princeton Tigers are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Princeton Tigers have won their last four road games.

The Cornell Big Red look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Cornell Big Red are averaging 69.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Matt Morgan is averaging 23.3 points and 2.8 assists while Jimmy Boeheim is averaging 10.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Josh Warren is dishing 3.1 assists and Jake Kuhn is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Cornell Big Red have won their last five home games.

The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ivy League and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Big Red are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Tigers are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings and the favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 6-0 in Big Red last 6 home games. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall.

The home team has won six of the last eight meetings between Princeton and Cornell, but the Big Red are just 2-4 ATS this season at home. The Princeton Tigers are also the hottest team in the Ivy League right now and are winning games despite shooting a poor percentage from the field. With six of its eight covers coming on the road, Princeton is also outscoring teams by an average of 5.4 points in its last five games. I'll lay the bucket with the hotter, more consistent basketball team.

Pick:
Princeton Tigers -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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