Check out our free Cornell vs Dartmouth pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Hanover. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Cornell vs Dartmouth Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 1st Betting Odds

Big Red vs Big Green Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Cornell Big Red at Dartmouth Big Green
  • Where: Hanover at Edward Leede Arena
  • Date: Sunday, January 1st
  • Betting Odds: Cornell -8, CORNEL -376 | DART +283 O/U 148.0

Big Red Preview:

Cornell will take the floor against the Big Green with an overall record of 10-3. On the road, the Big Red will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 4-3. This season, Cornell has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 6-0. For today’s contest, Cornell have a betting line set -8 points in their favor.

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Cornell will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Greg Dolan who is averaging 13.85 points per game for the Big Red. Dolan is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Big Red’s offensive gameplan is the play of Nazir Williams who has hit 48.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.69 points per game.

Cornell comes into today’s matchup vs Dartmouth, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.2 points per game. Through 13 games, they have hit 46.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Big Red’s have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 241st in possessions per game.

Big Green Preview:

Dartmouth will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Cornell in order to snap their current 5 game losing streak. So far this season, Dartmouth has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-2. For the season, Dartmouth has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 1-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Big Green being +8 point underdogs.

Demilade Adelekun comes into today’s game as the Big Green’s leading scorer at 10.54 points per contest. Not only has Adelekun been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Dartmouth’s top rebounder at 7.31 boards per contest. Behind Adelekun, the team has benefited from the strong play of Ryan Cornish who is second on the team in scoring at 11.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.3% of his shots and is adding 3.92 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Dartmouth this season, as they are currently ranked 236th in college basketball at 70.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Big Green’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 204th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Cornell Big Red -8

Heading into this matchup, with the Cornell Big Red sitting as -8 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Cornell and Dartmouth are averaging 9.65 and 9.46 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Cornell has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 7-3 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Big Red to cover at -8.

 


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