Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Big Red. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Big Red at Newman Arena in Ithaca, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Ivy League conference contest is set at 155.5 points, with Cornell being favored by -2.5 at home against Yale.

YALE BULLDOGS VS CORNELL BIG RED BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cornell Big Red -2.5

This game will be played at Newman Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.

WHY BET THE CORNELL BIG RED:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Big Red.
  • Not only will Cornell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Yale Make it Happen on the Road?

Yale will enter this game as a 2.5-point underdog. They are 2-4 this season when they are the underdog. So far, they have gone 17-7 overall and 8-1 in Ivy League play. On the road, they are 9-6, and their average scoring margin is +2.2 points per game.

In their last game, the Bulldogs lost to Princeton by a score of 73-62. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 7-3 on the road. For the season, they have gone 4-1 in their last five road games, and their road record is 9-6.

As the underdog this season, Yale has an ATS record of 4-2. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-6-1 and over their last 10 road games, they are 7-2-1 vs. the spread.

Yale’s over/under record this season is 12-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 142.4. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.2). So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Yale offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 62 points versus Princeton. During the game, they attempted 18 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 41.5%. Danny Wolf is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.6. Meanwhile, John Poulakidas also brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Yale defense is giving up an average of 66.9 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Cornell, the Yale defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Yale made 17 free-throws vs. the Bulldogs.

Will the Big Red Make it Happen at Home?

With a record of 8-0 at home, Cornell is looking to extend their perfect record at home to 9-0 when they take on Yale. For the season, they have a scoring differential of +12.6 points per game at home.

Coming into this game, Cornell has won two straight games, including their most recent game against Dartmouth, where they won by a score of 89-80. Over their last ten games at home, the Big Red have gone 10-0.

Against the spread, Cornell has a record of 11-10 this season. At home, they are 6-2 vs. the spread. Over their last three home games, the Big Red have gone 2-1 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is very close to the average over/under line in Cornell’s games this season (156.8). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Cornell offense tallied 89 points in a matchup against Dartmouth. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.9%, and they made 12 threes. The top scorer for the Big Red was Chris Manon with 25 points, while Nazir Williams also added 14 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Cornell defense is giving up an average of 74.3 points per contest. Cornell’s three-point defense is currently 162nd in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Cornell.