The Cornell Big Red (8-11, 2-4 Ivy) visit Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center to square off against the Brown Bears (10-9, 3-3 Ivy). The Big Red are 7-point underdogs and look to end a five-game road losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 163 points and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Cornell Big Red vs. Brown Bears ATS Odds
In their last contest, the Bears edged the Princeton Tigers, 102-100, while the Big Red lost a close one to the Harvard Crimson, 76-73.
The Bears had an absurd free throw rate of 0.404 (above their season average of 0.325) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.693 (above their season average of 0.495). Cornell, meanwhile, held Harvard to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.8 (below their season average of 26.1). Desmond Cambridge was a key piece for Brown with 32 points and nine rebounds. Stone Gettings had a solid performance for Cornell, putting up 32 points and 10 rebounds.
Of the Big Red’s 13 games that accepted bets, eight have finished over the total. Cornell heads into the contest with records of 8-11 straight up (SU) and 7-6 against the spread (ATS).
Much like Cornell, games featuring the Bears also have a tendency to finish over the total (63.6 percent). Further, Brown is 10-9 SU and 7-4 ATS.
Cambridge has really been playing well recently for Brown, averaging 18.4 points and 1.2 blocks over the last five games.
This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the last game, the Big Red won 92-78. One of Cornell’s biggest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They made 29 trips to the line, while Brown went 20 times. This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.
Cornell ranks 38th in assists per game (16.2) while Brown ranks 191st (12.8).
The Bears average 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 106th in the NCAA. The Big Red rank 168th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
Cornell ranks 118th in blocks per game (3.3) while Brown ranks 178th in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
The Bears average 36.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 125th in the nation. The Big Red rank 252nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).
Brown ranks 147th in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while Cornell ranks 215th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).
Cornell is 4-4 ATS on the road, while Brown is 2-2 ATS at home.
The total has gone over in 3 of the Bears’ 4 home games, while 4 of the Big Red’s 8 road games have gone over.
The Bears are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Big Red are 2-3.
In their last five games, Brown has 4 overs and 1 under, while Cornell has 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Bears have been outscored by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Brown has defeated opponents by an average of 0.3 points.
During their last five games, the Big Red have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (3.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 84.2 points per game (3.2 above their season average).