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

Cornell vs Penn Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Big Red vs Quakers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Cornell Big Red at Penn Quakers
  • Where: Philadelphia at The Palestra
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Cornell +1, CORNEL -104 | PENN -119 O/U 160.5

Big Red Preview:

Cornell heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 15-6. On the road, the Big Red will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 6-5. So far, the Big Red have been the underdog 6 times, going 2-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

Cornell’s leading scorer this season is Greg Dolan, who is averaging 13.15 points per contest. So far, Dolan has accounted for 15.5% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.8 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists. Nazir Williams is the second leading scorer for the Big Red, averaging 12.95 points per game. Between him and Williams, they are accounting for 30.0% of the team’s scoring.

Cornell comes into today’s matchup vs Penn, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.2 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 46.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Big Red have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 241st in possessions per game.

Quakers Preview:

Through 23 games, the Penn Quakers have an overall record of 12-11. Currently, the Quakers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 7-4. The Quakers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Penn has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 9-4.

Penn will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Dingle who is averaging 23.75 points per game for the Quakers. Dingle 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 Quakers’ offensive game plan is the play of Clark Slajchert who has hit 44.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.37 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Penn this season, as they are currently ranked 170th in college basketball at 72.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Quakers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 285th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Cornell Big Red +1

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Penn and Cornell are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.07 and 9.65 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Cornell Big Red to cover as +1 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Quakers’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Penn. At +1 we like the chances of Cornell covering the spread as underdogs.