Princeton vs. Cornell - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Princeton vs. Cornell - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Cornell Big Red (6-20) at Princeton Tigers (14-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)

The Line: Princeton Tigers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 136

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The Cornell Big Red (6-20, 3-10 Ivy) travel to Princeton, NJ to take on the Princeton Tigers (14-12, 9-4 Ivy) in an Ivy League battle at Jadwin Gymnasium. The last time these teams met, Cornell defeated Princeton 73-62 as a 5-point home underdog.

Cornell is 2-8 straight up and 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games. Cornell is 0-5 straight up and 1-4 against the spread in conference road games. On the road, Cornell has scored 63 points per game and allowed 76.9 points per game to opponents, and the Big Red have shot 40% from the field, 29.5% from 3 and 70.3% from the free-throw line on the road this season.

Cornell has lost 7 of its last 8 games, and the Lions were beaten by Pennsylvania in their last game 64-78 as an 11-point road underdog. Cornell is ranked 286th by KenPom, with the 222nd ranked offense and 315th ranked defense in the nation. Cornell is led by Junior forward Jimmy Boeheim, who averages 16.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the Big Red.

Princeton is 6-4 straight up and 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games. Princeton is 5-1 both straight up and against the spread in conference home games. At home, Princeton has scored 71.8 points per game and given up 65.6 points per game, and the Tigers have shot 47.1% from the field, 35.6% from 3 and 71.4% from the free-throw line in home games this season.

Princeton has won 4 of its last 6 games, and the Tigers defeated Columbia in their last game 81-58 as an 11-point home favorite. Princeton is ranked 145th by KenPom, with the 93rd ranked offense and 230th ranked defense in the country. Princeton is led by Sophomore guard Jaelin Llewellyn, who averages 14.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, and Senior center Richmond Arirguzoh, who averages 12.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Tigers.

Princeton is 8-2 straight up and 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games against Cornell, and the under is 8-2 during that stretch The over is 6-4 in the last 10 games for Cornell and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 for Princeton.

Cornell has been bad against the number on the road, and I don’t see that changing in their last game of the year. This is a big number for Princeton, but I think the Tigers chew all the flavor out of the Big Red today and spit them out on the curb. I’ll lay the big chalk with Princeton.

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Erik’s Pick Princeton -10.5

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