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Niagara vs. Cornell - 12/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cornell Big Red (4-4) at Niagara Purple Eagles (4-4)
Date & Time Sunday December 16, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 145
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Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Cornell Big Red go on the road to face the Niagara Purple Eagles in a Sunday college basketball bout.

The Cornell Big Red come off a near upset at Syracuse in a 63-55 loss to begin December. Cornell trailed by nine heading to the locker room before the 21 point underdog matched baskets with the Orange over the final 20 minutes with a 50%-46.5% difference in marksmanship being decisive.

Matt Morgan kept the Big Red from getting blown out with a 26 point explosion on 9-16 accuracy including a 6-10 effort from beyond the arc. Jimmy Boeheim gave Cornell nine points, six rebounds and four helpers on 3-9 shooting while Josh Warren chipped in with eight points and three yanks on 4-8 from the field.

The Niagara Purple Eagles have a third consecutive victory on their radar after squeezing by New Hampshire 71-67 a week ago. The better shooting team prevailed with Niagara sinking shots at 45% and allowing only 37.3% to negate the Wildcats seven extra looks at the basket.

James Towns carried the Purple Eagles offense with a contest high 23 points, six rebounds and six helpers on 9-13 accuracy and 4-6 at the line followed by a 15 point, four pull effort from Marvin Prochet on 6-15 from the floor. Raheem Solomon gave Niagara 14 points on 4-6 from beyond the arc with Dominic Robb adding eight points, six rebounds and two blocks on 4-6 shooting.

Cornell Big Red are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and Cornell Big Red are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. Niagara Purple Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and Niagara Purple Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. 

I told myself before the line came out that the only bet is to back the points…

Cornell +3

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