The Binghamton Bearcats (1-0) will travel to Newman Arena at Bartels Hall to go head-to-head against the Cornell Big Red (0-1) in their home opener. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Binghamton Bearcats at Cornell Big Red Betting Preview
The Bearcats beat the Morgan State Bears in their last matchup, 76-59. Thomas Bruce was the game’s leading scorer with 14 points on 6-for-14 shooting. The Bearcats had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.544 vs. 0.369) and had a better free throw rate (0.246 vs. 0.169).
In the Big Red’s last matchup, they were beaten by the Syracuse Orange, 77-45. With 11 points and five rebounds, Jimmy Boeheim had a solid performance for Cornell. Syracuse had a much better turnover percentage (9.3 vs. 19.1). Cornell, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.288 vs. 0.186).
Second-chance points could be hard to come by for Cornell in this meeting. Dating back to last season, the Big Red rank 333rd in offensive rebounding percentage (22.8 percent), while Binghamton ranks 90th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.9 percent).
The Bearcats won the only game against the Big Red last season, 68-62. The Bearcats dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.457 and a solid free throw rate of 0.259. The Big Red put up marks of 0.381 and 0.222, respectively, for those same stats.
Binghamton Bearcats vs. Cornell Big Red Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cornell, ATS Winner – Cornell, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Big Red rank 245th in rebounds per game (33.7) while the Bearcats rank 261st (33.2).
- Binghamton ranks 121st in steals allowed per game (5.9) while Cornell ranks 260th (7.7).
- The Big Red rank 38th in three pointers attempted per game (24.9) while the Bearcats rank 176th in three pointers allowed per game (21.3).
- Cornell averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 106th in the NCAA. Binghamton ranks 208th in assists allowed per game (13.9).