The Lafayette Leopards (2-7) look to put an end to a five-game road losing streak when they challenge the Cornell Big Red (4-3) at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
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The Leopards beat the Susquehanna University Crusaders in their last contest, 82-70. E.J. Stephens led Lafayette in scoring with 20 points on 6-for-6 shooting. Lafayette dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.400 (above their season average of 0.219) and a turnover percentage of 13.9 (better than their season average of 19.2). Susquehanna University was 0.232 and 17.5, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Big Red’s last game, they defeated the Longwood Lancers, 69-62. With 25 points on 8-for-15 shooting, Matt Morgan was the games leading scorer. Cornell dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.206 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 6.7 (better than their season average of 18.0). Longwood was 0.074 and 11.1, respectively, for those same stats.
The Big Red won the sole game against the Leopards last season, 82-75. Cornell’s 0.638 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Lafayette, who had a rate of 0.551.
Lafayette Leopards vs. Cornell Big Red Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cornell, ATS Winner – Cornell, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Big Red rank 198th in rebounds per game (34.0) while the Leopards rank 244th (31.8).
- Cornell ranks 67th in three pointers attempted per game (24.7) while Lafayette ranks 230th in three pointers allowed per game (25.5).
- The Leopards rank 18th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while the Big Red rank 99th (3.4).
- Cornell averages 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 102nd in the nation. Lafayette ranks 153rd in assists allowed per game (14.2).