Cornell vs Princeton Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Princeton (21-3) vs Cornell (20-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)

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The Princeton Tigers will host the Cornell Big Red for an Ivy League matchup this weekend from the Jadwin Gymnasium. Princeton comes in as narrow home favorites, with the total hovering 157.5. Stay tuned for our Cornell vs Princeton Prediction.  

Cornell Rundown: Can the Big Red Regain Their Conference Lead?

Cornell climbed to 21-5 after defeating Penn in Philly, 87-81. The Big Red marched back after the break to down the Quakers, and they’ll look to complete the season sweep of the Tigers this Saturday in Jersey. Cornell is scoring 82.4 points per game, on 49.2% shooting, while allowing 78.4 ppg, and they’re currently second in the Ivy League with a 10-2 record in conference play. 

Cornell’s X-Factors 

  • Veteran guard Chris Manon came thru with a game-high 25 points in the Dartmouth victory,  and he leads Cornell in scoring (12.6), while grabbing 4.0 rpg.
  • Third-year guard Nazir Williams has scored 14 points or more in four of the last five games,  and he’s second on the team at 11.2 ppg. 
  • Junior forward Guy Ragland Jr. leads the Big Red in rebounding (5.0), while scoring 8.8 ppg.  

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Princeton Rundown: Tigers Seeking Revenge and League Crown

Princeton jumped to 22-3 after defeating Columbia at home, 84-70. The Tigers outscored the Lions in both halves of their battle of big cats, and they’ll look to inch closer to a regular season title here against the Big Red. Princeton is scoring 76.5 points per game, on 46.3% shooting, while allowing 64.9 ppg, and they’re currently first in the Ivy League with a 10-2 record in conference play.

Princeton’s X-Factors 

  • Sophomore guard Xaivian Lee went for a game-high 22 points in the win over Penn, and he leads Princeton in scoring (18.1).
  • Second-year forward Caden Pierce has grabbed 11 rebounds in four of the last five games,  and he leads the Tigers in rebounding (9.5), while chipping in 15.0 ppg. 
  • Veteran guard Matt Allocco led the way with 25 points in the road win over Dartmouth, and he’s third on the team at 12.6 ppg.  

Cornell vs Princeton Trends

  • COR is 13-11 against the spread, with a 14-10 over/under record
  • The Big Red are 8-2 over their last ten games, and they’re 9-4 on the road this season. 
  • PRI is 13-10 against the spread, with a 9-13-1 O/U record
  • The Tigers are 8-2 over their previous ten games, and they’re 11-0 in Princeton this season. 

Cornell vs Princeton Prediction

First place will be up for grabs when Cornell and Princeton cross paths this weekend, and it puts the hosts in a great bounce back spot. The Tigers were pushed around by the Big Red back in January, and with a shot at both revenge and a conference crown up for grabs, this intelligent group should have little trouble finding the motivation to pull this one off. Princeton is also undefeated on their home floor this season, and I like swaying with them for this Ivy League battle.

Corey’s Pick Princeton TO WIN

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