The Cornell Big Red (4-12, 1-2 Ivy) look to put an end to the five-game winning streak of Yale when they travel to John J. Lee Amphitheater to clash with the Bulldogs (15-4, 3-0 Ivy). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Cornell Big Red at Yale Bulldogs ATS Preview
In the Big Red’s last outing, they lost to the Brown Bears, 74-63. Cornell’s Jimmy Boeheim contributed 12 points and eight rebounds in the game. Brown did a terrific job of making free throws (20-27; 74.1 percent). Cornell, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.517 vs. 0.491).
The Bulldogs hope to maintain momentum after thoroughly outplaying the Columbia Lions in their last game, 93-62. Yale’s Paul Atkinson played a key role with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Yale dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.7 (above their season average of 25.3) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.672 (above their season average of 0.541). Columbia was 7.7 and 0.468, respectively, for those same stats.
Yale appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Bulldogs rank 70th in offensive efficiency, while Cornell ranks 231st in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Big Red, who rank 322nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.178), will clash against the Bulldogs, who rank 46th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.177).
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year. The Bulldogs won both games played against each other last season. In the most recent contest, Yale won 88-65. The Bulldogs played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.4 and a free throw rate of 0.156. For those same stats, the Big Red were 16.3 and 0.111, respectively.
Cornell Big Red vs. Yale Bulldogs Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Yale, ATS Winner – Yale, O/U – Under
The Bulldogs rank 70th in blocks per game (3.8) while the Big Red rank 159th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
Cornell ranks 95th in steals per game (6.9) while Yale ranks 148th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
Yale averages 39.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. Cornell ranks 189th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).
The Bulldogs average 16.7 assists per game, which ranks 12th in the nation. The Big Red rank 164th in assists allowed per game (13.3).
Cornell ranks 75th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Yale ranks 219th in three pointers allowed per game (24.2).
The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 24.0, up from 13.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Big Red have scored an average of 71.2 points per game (8.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.0 points per game (4.1 below their season average).