Check out our free Cornell vs Princeton pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Princeton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Cornell vs Princeton Pick & Preview: Friday, February 3rd Betting Odds
Big Red vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Cornell Big Red at Princeton Tigers
- Where: Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds: Cornell +2.5, CORNEL +120 | PRNCE -149 O/U 157.5
Big Red Preview:
Cornell heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 15-5. On the road, the Big Red will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 6-4. So far, the Big Red have been the underdog 5 times, going 2-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 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 Princeton, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.2 points per game. Through 20 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Cornell, the Princeton Tigers will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 14-6. So far this season, Princeton has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Tigers as the -2.5 point favorites. The Tigers have been favored 14 times, going 10-4 straight up.
Princeton’s leading scorer this season is Tosan Evbuomwan, who is averaging 13.65 points per contest. So far, Evbuomwan has accounted for 18.15% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.95 rebounds per game and 4.55 assists. Ryan Langborg is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 12.25 points per game. Between him and Langborg, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.
Through 20 games, Princeton has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.9 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Tigers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.8% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 10.97 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Princeton Tigers -2.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Princeton Tigers sitting as -2.5 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 Princeton and Cornell are averaging 10.97 and 9.65 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Princeton has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-3-1 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Tigers to cover at -2.5.