Looking to win big? The Big Red and Bears face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bears are hosting the game at Foster Pavilion in Waco, TX. The over/under for this game is set at 166.5 points, and the Bears are the home favorites against the Big Red in a non-conference matchup.
CORNELL BIG RED VS BAYLOR BEARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cornell Big Red +16
This game will be played at Foster Pavilion at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.
WHY BET THE CORNELL BIG RED:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bears.
- Even though we have Baylor winning straight-up, we like Cornell at +16.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 166.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
No Pressure for Cornell as Away Dogs
Cornell will play Baylor in their 13th game of the season, coming in with a record of 10-2. In their previous ten road games, including last year, Cornell has a 6-4 record. As of now, Cornell has a 5-6 ATS record heading into today’s game. Up to this point, the Big Red have gone 3-5 vs. the spread on the road and 2-1 at home.
Up to this point, games involving Cornell have had an average of 158.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 155 points. Their over/under record is 7-4-0. When assessing the Big Red’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 161 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Cornell offense tallied 77 points in a matchup against Colgate. Their field goal percentage for the game was 53.6%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Chris Manon, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 11.3, while Sean Hansen also carries a PPG average of 11 into the game.
The Big Red’s defense is presently ranked 238th nationally, allowing an average of 76.7 points per contest. Cornell’s three-point defense is currently 139th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.5% of their shots vs. Cornell.
Can Baylor Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
Cornell comes into the game with a 10-2 overall record. Baylor has a 9-1 record in their past ten home games, including last year. Entering today’s game, Baylor holds a 7-4 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.
Baylor comes in with an over/under record of 7-4-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 156.1 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Bears’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 151 points per game.
The Baylor offense is coming off a game in which they scored 107 points vs. Mississippi Valley State. Overall their field goal percentage was 67.2% while connecting on 19 threes. The team’s top scorer is Ja’Kobe Walter, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.3, while RayJ Dennis also maintains a PPG average of 13.6 leading up to the game.
At present, the Bears’ defense is nationally ranked 103rd, allowing 68.5 points per game. Against Mississippi Valley State, the Bears’ defense gave up 48 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Mississippi Valley State only made 6 free-throws.