Looking to win big? The Raiders and Big Red face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Big Red are hosting the game at Newman Arena in Ithaca, NY. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 157.5 points, and the Big Red are favored to win at home vs. the Raiders.
COLGATE RAIDERS VS CORNELL BIG RED BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cornell Big Red -4.5
This game will be played at Newman Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE CORNELL BIG RED:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Big Red.
- Not only will Cornell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 157.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Colgate Lock in a Road Win?
As they prepare to face Cornell, Colgate will enter their 13th game of the season with a record of 6-6. The Raiders have a 1-5 record on the road and are 4-1 this year. Prior to today’s game, Colgate has a 5-5-1 ATS record. When examining their performance in the last five games, their record vs. the spread is 1-2-1.
Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Colgate has an over/under record of 3-8-0, with their games averaging 134.7 points per game on average. In the Raiders’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 142 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
In their most recent game, the Colgate offense put up just 65 points vs. the Iona Gaels. Overall, they are now averaging 69.7 points per game which is 336th in the country. The Colgate offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.8 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.
This season, the Colgate defense has been impressive, holding the 67th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. Cornell. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.4%.
Can the Big Red Offense Score Enough at Home?
In their previous game, Cornell defeated Robert Morris by a score of 90-85, bringing their overall record to 9-2. Over their last three games, including one from last year, Cornell has gone undefeated with a 3-0 record at home. Against the spread, Cornell holds a 4-6 record thus far this season. In their previous five games, they are 1-4 ATS.
Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, Cornell has an over/under record of 7-3-0, with their games averaging 160.2 points per game on average. In the Big Red’s last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 164 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-1.
The Cornell offense is coming off a game in which they scored 90 points vs. Robert Morris. Overall their field goal percentage was 57.1% while connecting on 6 threes. On the offensive front, the Big Red have a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, ranking 28th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 195th in terms of percentage and 32nd in three-pointers made.
Coming into the game, Cornell will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 77.8 points per game (246th). Cornell’s three-point defense is currently 135th in the country at 7.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Cornell.