Cornell vs. Pennsylvania - 2/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pennsylvania Quakers (11-7) at Cornell Big Red (5-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Newman Arena at Bartels Hall)
The Line: Cornell Big Red +5.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5
The Penn Quakers and the Cornell Big Red meet in college basketball action from Newman Arena on Sunday.
This matchup was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was pushed back due to weather issues among the Ivy League teams.
Penn comes into this game at 11-7 this season. The Quakers are on a four-game winning streak right now, taking out Temple, Harvard, Dartmouth and Columbia during that time.
In the win over the Lions, Penn’s AJ Brodeur put up 24 points with three rebounds and five assists. Devon Goodman added 15 points with five assists and five rebounds there as the only other Penn player in double-figures.
Over on the Cornell side, they’re 5-13 overall this year. After consecutive losses to Brown and Yale, the Big Red managed a 73-62 win over Princeton in their last outing on Saturday.
In the win over Princeton, Cornell’s Jimmy Boeheim led the team on 24 points with nine rebounds and three assists. Josh Warren doubled up there as well for 18 points, 10 rebounds and one assist.
Cornell is 2-5 ATS in their last seven Sunday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. The Red are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 overall and the over is 5-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Quakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a winning home record and 5-1 ATS in their last six Sunday games. Penn is 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 overall.
It took Penn a little while to shake off Columbia on Saturday; the game was tied at 31 when halftime came, but the Quakers scored 45 in the second on the way to a nine-point win. That makes 75 or more points scored in three of Penn’s last five games.
As for Cornell, they’ve put up 144 points combined in their last two outings, and the win over Princeton was pretty impressive. I’m going to take a chance on the Big Red covering here.