|Game||Colgate Raiders vs Cornell Big Red|
|Date & Time||Wednesday December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Cotterell Court Hamilton, NY
COLG -11.5 O/U 137
The Cornell Big Red are set to visit Cotterell Court in Hamilton, New York for a non-conference clash against the Colgate Raiders. The Cornell Big Red come into this matchup with a 1-7 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Lafayette Leopards, 62-59. Leading the way for the Cornell Big Red was junior forward Jimmy Boeheim as he recorded 27 points and 8 rebounds. Joining Boeheim in the frontcourt was freshman forward Jordan Jones who had a solid outing for the Big Red with 11 points and 4 rebounds.
The Cornell Big Red struggled shooting the ball against the Lafayette Leopards as they connected on 24 of their 63 field goal attempts (38.1%), and they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (14.3%). The Cornell Big Red won the turnover battle against the Lafayette Leopards (14-3), but they were edged out by the Leopards in the rebounding department (37-30).
The Colgate Raiders come into this matchup with a 6-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Niagara Purple Eagles, 93-82 in OT. Leading the way for the Colgate Raiders was sophomore guard Tucker Richardson as he recorded 23 points and 11 rebounds. Joining Richardson in the backcourt was junior guard Jordan Burns who had a productive outing for the Raiders with 16 points and 4 rebounds.
The Colgate Raiders had a good shooting game against the Niagara Purple Eagles as they connected on 32 of their 68 field goal attempts (47.1%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (37.8%). The Colgate Raiders lost the turnover battle against the Niagara Purples Eagles (19-11), but they edged out the Purple Eagles in the rebounding department (37-32).
Recent Betting Trends
- Big Red are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Under is 5-1 in Big Red last 6 overall.
- Raiders are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up loss.
- Over is 10-3 in Raiders last 13 overall.
The Cornell Big Red have really struggled this season as they are currently sitting at 1-7, and a huge reason for their problems has been their scoring effort as they are only averaging 64.5 PPG. Colgate has been an NCAA Tournament team over the last few seasons, and they are starting to play well especially scoring the basketball. The Raiders have a high-volume guard in Jordan Burns as he is averaging 16.5 PPG, but the production has been distributed throughout their lineup as 3 other guys are contributing at least 11 PPG. Colgate will have too much scoring punch for the visiting Big Red, and we will see a lopsided victory. Final Score Prediction, Colgate Raiders win and cover ATS 76-62.