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Penn vs. Cornell - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cornell at Penn
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Palestra
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Penn -8 -- Over/Under: 143
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Cornell at Penn
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The Cornell Big Red and Penn Quakers meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Palestra.

The Cornell Big Red could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Cornell Big Red are averaging 70.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Matt Morgan is averaging 23.6 points and 2.8 assists while Jimmy Boeheim is averaging 11.6 points and three rebounds. Josh Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Kuhn is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Cornell Big Red are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cornell Big Red are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Cornell Big Red have split their last six road games.

The Penn Quakers could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Penn Quakers are averaging 74.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. AJ Brodeur is averaging 17 points and 3.6 assists while Devon Goodman is averaging 13.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Antonio Woods is dishing 2.9 assists and Michael Wang is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Penn Quakers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Penn Quakers have split their last eight home games.

The Big Red are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Ivy League, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Quakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Ivy League and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The underdog is 11-3-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 7-1 in Quakers last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Big Red last 5 road games.

The Cornell Big Red beat Penn by nine points earlier this month and has covered four straight road games while being 8-6 ATS on the road this season overall. The Penn Quakers enter this game being hit or miss, and they're allowing 78.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting in their last five games. This line feels a little too steep to get behind the Quakers, especially when six of Penn's last nine wins over Cornell have been decided by eight or less points. Give me the Big Red and the free buckets.

Pick:
Cornell +8

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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