Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Big Red versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, CT. This Ivy League conference matchup has an over/under of 153.5 points, and Yale is favored to win by -7.5 at home vs. Cornell.
CORNELL BIG RED VS YALE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cornell Big Red +7.5
This game will be played at John J. Lee Amphitheater at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE CORNELL BIG RED:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Even though we have Yale winning straight-up, we like Cornell at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Big Red Pull Off a Road Win?
After winning their last game against Harvard by a score of 89-76, Cornell comes into this game with a record of 17-3. The Big Red have won six straight games and are a perfect 6-0 in Ivy League play.
On the road this season, Cornell has gone 9-3, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games away from home. So far, they have been the underdog in five games, going 2-3 in those matchups.
As the underdog, Cornell has gone just 2-3 vs. the spread this season. On the road, the Big Red are 4-8 vs. the spread this year and have gone just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five road games. Overall, Cornell’s ATS record is 9-9 this season.
So far this season, the over/under record for Cornell games is 11-7. On average, their games have finished with 156.6 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 157.4. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.
In their recent matchup, the Cornell offense ended with 89 points against Harvard. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 52.5% and made 11 threes. Chris Manon is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 11.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Nazir Williams brings a PPG average of 10.5 into the game.
So far, the Big Red’s defense is ranked 226th in the country at 74.3 points per contest. Against Harvard in their most recent game, the Cornell defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Harvard to hit 52% of their shots.
Can the Bulldogs Offense Score Enough at Home?
Yale enters tonight’s game with an overall record of 15-6 and a perfect 6-0 mark in Ivy League play. The Bulldogs have won eight straight games, including their most recent contest, a 74-58 victory over Penn.
At home, Yale is 5-1 this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games played at home. The Bulldogs are favored by 7.5 points tonight, and they have gone 11-3 this season when favored.
As the favorite this season, Yale has gone 7-6-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have a 6-3-1 ATS mark. At home, Yale is 4-2 vs. the spread this year and 5-3 in their last 10 home games.
Yale’s over/under record this season is 11-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 142.2. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (141.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.
Coming off their recent game, the Yale offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against Penn. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.9%, and they made 10 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Bulldogs offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.
At this time, the Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 44th in the country, permitting 66.3 points per game. Against Penn in their most recent game, the Yale defense gave up a total of 58 points while allowing Penn to hit 51% of their shots.