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Princeton vs. Cornell - 2/22/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cornell at Princeton
Date & Time Friday February 22, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium
Princeton, NJ
The Line
Princeton Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
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The Cornell Big Red and the Princeton Tigers meet in Ivy League college basketball action from the L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday night.

The Cornell Big Red will look to rebound after having their 3-game winning streak snapped after a 98-92 loss to Yale last time out. Matt Morgan led the Big Red with 35 points on 10 of 18 shooting with 5 threes and a 10 of 10 mark from the foul line along with a team-high 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Jimmy Boeheim added 24 points on 9 of 13 shooting with 3 threes while Jack Gordon added 15 points in 14 minutes to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Cornell in the losing effort. Josh Warren added 7 points with 6 rebounds and a team-high 6 assists while Steven Julian added 4 blocks. Morgan leads Cornell in scoring with 23.6 points per game while Julian leads the Big Red in rebounding with 6.4 rebounds per game and Warren leads Cornell in assists with 3.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Cornell is averaging 70.7 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the field, 34.1% from behind the 3-point line and 70.5% from the foul line this season.

The Princeton Tigers will look to build on a 69-68 win over Dartmouth last time out. Richmond Aririguzoh led the Tigers with 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks while Myles Stephens came right behind with 17 points and a team-high 8 reboudns. Jaelin Llewellyn added 14 points while Devin Cannady contributed 10 points with 3 assists and 3 steals. Cannady leads Princeton in scoring with 18.9 points per game while Stephens leads the Tigers in rebounding with 6.4 rebounds per game and Jose Morales leads Princeton in assists with 2 helpers per game this season. As a team, Princeton is averaging 69.9 points per game on 40.9% shooting from the field, 30.3% from behind the 3-point line and 74.2% from the foul line this season.

Cornell is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Princeton is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games following a win. Cornell is 6-15 ATS in the last 21 meetings between these two teams and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams at Princeton.

Princeton hasn’t been a favorable opponent for Cornell as of late, but the fact is that side-by-side, you can make a case that Cornell has been playing the better basketball over the last couple of weeks. Princeton has had issues covering the number and have also had a hard time covering when taking a step up in competition. I think this is a game that could very well go down to the wire, so I’ll take a shot with Cornell and the points here.

Cornell +5.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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