Harvard Crimson at Cornell Big Red Free Prediction 02/29/20

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The Cornell Big Red (6-18, 3-8 Ivy) close out their home schedule at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall against the Harvard Crimson (19-7, 8-3 Ivy). The game starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Harvard Crimson vs. Cornell Big Red ATS Odds

In their last game, the Big Red fell to the Dartmouth Big Green, 82-70, while the Crimson defeated the Columbia Lions, 77-69.

Harvard played a nearly perfect game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.298 (above their season average of 0.215) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.0 (below their season average of 30.4). Columbia put up marks of 0.167 and 20.5, respectively, for those same stats. Cornell, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 15.6). Terrance McBride put together a good performance for Cornell with 20 points. Meanwhile, Justin Bassey played well for Harvard, recording 12 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Chris Ledlum led the Crimson to an 85-63 victory. He registered a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Crimson’s offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Big Red. Harvard had a rate of 30.3, while Cornell posted a mark of 18.9.

Second-chance points might be few and far between for Cornell in this battle. The Big Red rank 256th in offensive rebounding percentage (25.9 percent), while Harvard ranks 49th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.4 percent).

Harvard Crimson vs. Cornell Big Red Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Cornell, ATS Winner – Cornell, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Harvard ranks 52nd in rebounds per game (38.3) while Cornell ranks 251st (32.8).
  • The Big Red rank 109th in steals per game (6.7) while the Crimson rank 166th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Harvard averages 22.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 144th in the country. Cornell ranks 156th in three pointers allowed per game (21.8).
  • The Crimson rank 37th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while the Big Red rank 198th (13.7).
  • Harvard averages 5.3 blocks per game, which ranks 11th in the NCAA. Cornell ranks 145th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Crimson have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (0.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (0.8 below their season average).
  • The Big Red’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.8, up from 2.8 for the season.