The Big Red and Bulldogs are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPNN. The Bulldogs will host the game at Levien Gymnasium in New York, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 151 points, and Yale is favored by -2 vs. Cornell in a Ivy League conference matchup.

CORNELL BIG RED VS YALE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Yale Bulldogs -2

This game will be played at Levien Gymnasium at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE YALE BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Yale pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Win at New York Possible for the Big Red?

Today, Cornell enters their game against Yale as a 2-point underdog. This season, the Big Red have gone 2-5 when they are the underdog, and they are 11-5 on the road, compared to 9-1 at home.

So far, Cornell has gone 22-6 overall, and they are 11-3 in Ivy League play. In their last game, they defeated Columbia by a score of 98-76. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 7-3.

When looking at Cornell’s ATS record this season, they are currently 14-11-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-8, and over their last 3 road games, they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Big Red have an ATS record of 4-3 this year and are 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for Cornell games is 16-10, and today’s line of 151 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (156.9). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 165 points.

In their recent matchup, the Cornell offense ended with 98 points against Columbia. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 55.1% and made 14 threes. Chris Manon is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Nazir Williams brings a PPG average of 11.7 into the game.

At this time, the Big Red’s defense is positioned 242nd in the country, permitting 74.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Cornell’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.6% this season.

Can The Bulldogs Secure a Home Victory?

Yale has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-1 compared to 10-7 on the road. The Bulldogs have also won six straight games at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +12.1 points per game.

On the season, Yale has been favored in 19 of its 29 games, going 16-3 in those games. The Bulldogs are 20-9 overall and have won three straight games, including their most recent game against Harvard, 80-60.

When looking at Yale’s ATS record this season, they currently sit at 15-9-2. At home, their ATS mark is 6-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 8-2 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Yale has gone 2-1 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Yale games is 15-11 and today’s line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Yale’s offense scored 80 points against Harvard. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.6%, and they went 9/12 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Danny Wolf with 16 points. Nick Townsend also added 14 points for the Bulldogs.

Yale’s defense has been playing well, ranking 52nd nationally, with 67.1 points allowed per game. Against Harvard in their most recent game, the Yale defense gave up a total of 60 points while allowing Harvard to hit 51% of their shots.