Brown Bears at Cornell Big Red Free Prediction 02/22/20

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The Brown Bears (13-9, 6-3 Ivy) will be at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall to square off against the Cornell Big Red (5-17, 2-7 Ivy) in an Ivy matchup. Action begins at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Brown Bears at Cornell Big Red Betting Odds

In the Bears’ last game, they were victorious over the Columbia Lions, 72-66, despite being 4-point underdogs. The Big Red, on the other hand, were topped by the Yale Bulldogs, 81-80, and were not able to cover as 5.5-point underdogs. The Brown game finished 2.5 points under the projected point total of 140.5, while the Cornell game finished 31 points over the projected point total of 130.

Brown played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5 (above their season average of 33.4) and a turnover percentage of 15.4 (better than their season average of 19.3). For those same stats, Columbia had marks of 10.7 and 21.2, respectively. Cornell, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (13.9 vs. 19.0). Cornell’s Terrance McBride played well, contributing 27 points, five rebounds and five assists. Tamenang Choh played a key role for Brown with 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

In their first matchup this year, Hunsaker led the Bears to a 74-63 victory. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 20 points. Brown covered as a 7-point favorite and the two teams combined for 137 points, which was just over the projected point total of 135. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Brown’s biggest advantages. They had 27 free throw attempts, while Cornell had just seven.

Of the Bears’ 20 games that accepted bets, 10 have finished over the projected point total. Brown comes into the game with records of 13-9 straight up (SU) and 7-11-2 against the spread (ATS).

Big Red games also have a slight tendency to go over the total (52.6 percent). Moreover, Cornell is 5-17 SU and 8-11 ATS.

Second-chance points could be scarce for Cornell in this showdown. The Big Red rank 236th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.6 percent), while Brown ranks 89th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.1 percent).

Brown at Cornell Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Cornell, ATS Winner – Cornell, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Brown ranks 35th in rebounds per game (39.0) while Cornell ranks 240th (33.2).
  • The Big Red average 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 63rd in the country. The Bears rank 106th in assists allowed per game (12.0).
  • Cornell ranks 98th in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while Brown ranks 125th in three pointers allowed per game (21.2).
  • The Big Red rank 98th in steals per game (6.8) while the Bears rank 215th in steals allowed per game (8.0).
  • Brown ranks 40th in blocks per game (4.4) while Cornell ranks 147th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
  • Cornell is 4-2 ATS at home, while Brown is 2-6-1 ATS on the road.
  • The Bears have 7 unders and 2 overs in 9 road games.
  • In 6 home games, the Big Red have 4 unders and 2 overs.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Brown and Cornell are both 2-3 ATS.
  • The Bears have 3 unders and 2 overs over their last five games, while the Big Red have 3 overs and 2 unders
  • The Bears have outscored opponents by an average of 0.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Brown has lost by an average of 1.0 point.
  • During their last five games, the Big Red have scored an average of 68.4 points per game (6.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.4 points per game (11.5 above their season average).