Planning on watching today’s Quakers and Big Red game? Catch the action at Newman Arena in Ithaca, NY, as the Big Red hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. This Ivy League conference matchup has an over/under of 159.5 points, and the Big Red are favored to win at home vs. the Quakers.

PENN QUAKERS VS CORNELL BIG RED BETTING PICK

The Pick: Penn Quakers +8.5

This game will be played at Newman Arena at 2:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.

WHY BET THE PENN QUAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Big Red.
  • Even though we have Cornell winning straight-up, we like Penn at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Quakers Defense Show Up on the Road?

Through 16 games, Penn is 9-7, including a 1-0 record in Ivy League action. As the underdog, the Quakers are 1-4 this year, and they are 1-5 on the road, compared to a 6-2 mark at home.

Most recently, Penn defeated Dartmouth, 80-51, and over its last 10 road games, the team is 3-7. So far, the Quakers’ average scoring margin on the road is -11.2 points per game.

Against the spread, Penn is currently 7-7 this season, including a 2-4 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Quakers are 4-5-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 4-6 over their last 10 contests.

This season, the over/under record for Penn games is 8-6 and today’s line of 159.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. On the year, 11 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.

The Quakers’ offense finished with 80 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 77.6 points per contest. For the season, the Penn offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 51% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 10.2 made three’s per contest.

So far, the Quakers’ defense is ranked 162nd in the country at 71.9 points per contest. So far, the Penn defense is giving up an average of 7.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.2 times per game (590th).

Do the Big Red Have What it Takes at Home?

After winning their last game against Columbia by a score of 91-79, Cornell has a record of 11-3, including a perfect 4-0 mark at home. So far this season, the Big Red have been the favorite in 9 of their 14 games and have gone 9-0 in those matchups.

Over their last 10 games at home, Cornell has gone 9-1, and their average scoring margin at home this season is +11.8 points per game. They will look to extend their current four-game winning streak against Penn, as they are favored by 8.5 points.

When looking at Cornell’s ATS record this season, they are currently 6-7. At home, their ATS mark is 3-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, the Big Red have gone 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Cornell games is 9-4. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 160.8, which is higher than the average over/under line of 157.1. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 162 points.

Cornell’s offense had a good outing, putting up 91 points against Columbia. They achieved a 54.2% field goal percentage and went 15/21 from the free-throw line. For the season, the Cornell offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 50%. So far, they have hit 65% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 9.5 made three’s per contest.

Looking at the Cornell defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.4 points per game (269th). So far, the Cornell defense is giving up an average of 10.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.9 times per game (680th).