The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (6-6) will be at home in Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena when they take on the Cornell Big Red (5-4). Delaware is a 6.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 144.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 28, 2017.>
Cornell Big Red vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Betting Preview
In the Big Red’s last matchup, they lost a tough one against the Niagara Purple Eagles, 89-86. Cornell’s Stone Gettings put up 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the game. Niagara had a better turnover percentage (10.6 vs. 13.7). Cornell, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.225 vs. 0.171).>
The Fightin’ Blue Hens come in on a high note after defeating the Bakersfield Roadrunners in their last outing, 76-62. With 22 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Kevin Anderson was Delaware’s leading scorer. Delaware dominated every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 38.7 (above their season average of 31.1) and a free throw rate of 0.440 (above their season average of 0.238). Bakersfield recorded marks of 15.6 and 0.300, respectively, for those same stats.>
Delaware should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Since last season, Delaware ranks 54th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.8 percent), while Cornell has forced the fewest turnovers (15.4 percent).>
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Games involving Cornell have gone over 60.0 percent of the time, while 66.7 percent of Delaware games have finished under. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Big Red have a substantial advantage. They are 5-4 SU and 2-3 ATS, while the Fightin’ Blue Hens are 6-6 SU and 2-3-1 ATS.>
Ryan Daly has really been playing well over the last five games for Delaware, averaging 17.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game.>
Cornell Big Red at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cornell, ATS Winner – Cornell, O/U – Over>
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Delaware averages 35.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 131st in the nation. Cornell ranks 220th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
- The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 49th in blocks allowed per game (3.4) while the Big Red rank 115th (3.6).
- Cornell averages 14.9 assists per game, which ranks 57th in the nation. Delaware ranks 90th in assists allowed per game (14.1).