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Princeton vs Cornell Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Big Red Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Princeton Tigers at Cornell Big Red
- Where: Ithaca at Newman Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Princeton +3, PRNCE +129 | CORNEL -158 O/U 153.0
The Princeton Tigers will be looking to pick up their 16th win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 4-2. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Tosan Evbuomwan comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 12.47 points per contest. Not only has Evbuomwan been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Princeton’s top rebounder at 6.27 boards per contest. Behind Evbuomwan, the team has benefited from the strong play of Ryan Langborg, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.3% of his shots and is adding 3.67 boards per game.
Through 15 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.
Big Red Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Princeton, the Cornell Big Red will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 12-3. Currently, the Big Red have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Big Red’s are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Cornell has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 8-0.
Cornell will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Greg Dolan who is averaging 13.73 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 game plan is the play of Nazir Williams who has hit 46.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.4 points per game.
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 15 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Princeton Tigers +3
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Cornell and Princeton are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 9.65 and 10.97 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Princeton Tigers to cover as +3 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Big Red’s outside shooters to make things difficult for Cornell. At +3 we like the chances of Princeton covering the spread as underdogs.