Cornell at Penn: 1/7/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Cornell at Penn: 1/7/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Pennsylvania Quakers (4-10) vs Cornell Big Red (9-3)

Game Info: Friday, January 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)

Betting Odds: Pennsylvania Quakers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cornell Big Red and Penn Quakers face off on Friday in an Ivy League college basketball showdown at the Palestra. When these two teams faced off in March of 2020 it was Penn that won 78-64. 

Cornell comes into this game with a 9-3 record and they have gone 9-1 against the spread. In the last game against Dartmouth, the offense had another big game scoring 79 points and that was enough to come away with the eight point victory. Cornell is averaging 85.7 points while their defense is giving up 74.6 points per game. Cornell is averaging 85.7 points while their defense is giving up 74.6 points per game. Forward Jordan Jones has been the top player for Cornell averaging 12.7 points while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Penn Quakers who sit with a 4-10 record overall and they have gone 6-8 against the spread. In the last game against Brown, Penn scored 77 points and that was enough to win by four points. Penn is averaging 69.6 points while their defense is giving up 76.4 points per game. Jordan Dingle has been the top player for Penn averaging 20 points while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from behind the three point line. In this game if Penn wants any chance, the defense is going to need to be better.

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Cornell is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games following an against the spread win. Cornell is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a losing straight-up record. The over is 4-0 in Penn’s last four games. The over is 4-0 in Cornell’s last four games following an against the spread win.

Cornell is a strong offensive team, and Penn’s defense has had some major issues this season. I expect Cornell is going to run up the score, and Penn is going to have issues slowing the Big Red down. Back Cornell to come away with the cover of the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Cornell -3.5

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