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Cornell vs. Yale - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Yale at Cornell
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Newman Arena
Ithaca, New York
The Line
Cornell Big Red +5.5
TV Channel
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The Yale Bulldogs and the Cornell Big Red will match up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

Yale enters this one at 16-4 on the season. The Bulldogs have won their last four straight games, taking out Dartmouth, Princeton, Penn and Columbia during that span of outings.

In the win over Columbia, Yale’s top scorer was Miye Oni, with 20 points, five rebounds and one assist. Alex Copeland added 19 points and four boards for the Bulldogs, and Trey Phills put up 15 points with six rebounds.

Over on the Cornell side, they’re sitting at 13-10 on the year. The Big Red have won their last three straight games, taking out Dartmouth, Harvard and Brown in that stretch.

In the loss to Brown, the Red’s top scorer was Jimmy Boeheim with 21 points and one assist. Josh Warren added 18 points and five rebounds, and Matt Morgan put up 15 points with five assists and six rebounds for Cornell.

The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings between these two teams at Cornell. Yale is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings overall and the over is 4-1 in their last five meetings.

Meanwhile, the under is 5-1 in Cornell’s last six Saturday games and 5-1 in the last seven meetings between these teams at Cornell. The favorite is 24-9 ATS in the last 33 meetings between these teams as well.

Cornell has been pretty hit-and-miss along their recent stretch of games, but at home they haven’t posted too many points totals to boost my confidence.

Yale, on the other hand, seems primed to continue plowing through the conference and I don’t think this matchup will prove much different. Give me the Bulldogs.

Yale Bulldogs -5.5

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