Cornell Big Red vs. Syracuse Orange Free Prediction

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The Syracuse Orange (4-2) will be at home in the Carrier Dome when they square off with the Cornell Big Red (4-3). The game can be seen on ESPNU at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Cornell Big Red at Syracuse Orange Betting Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Orange defeated the 16th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 72-62, while the Big Red beat the Lafayette Leopards 63-58.

Cornell dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 8.0 (better than their season average of 17.8) and a free throw rate of 0.200 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Lafayette had marks of 15.3 and 0.104, respectively. Syracuse, meanwhile, made 11 of their 24 three pointers (45.8 percent), while Ohio State was 6-22 (27.3 percent). Syracuse’s Tyus Battle led the way, putting up 20 points. Cornell was lifted by Josh Warren, who put up 17 points and seven rebounds.

The Orange won the sole game between these two teams last season, 77-45. The Orange’s turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Big Red. Syracuse had a rate of 9.3, while Cornell posted a mark of 19.1.

Syracuse figures to have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. Dating back to last season, the Orange rank 16th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.461), while Cornell is 118th in effective field goal percentage (0.524).

Cornell vs. Syracuse Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Syracuse, ATS Winner – Syracuse, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Cornell ranks 35th in assists per game (15.9) while Syracuse ranks 305th (10.8).
  • The Big Red rank 116th in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while the Orange rank 297th (18.2).
  • Syracuse averages 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. Cornell ranks 183rd in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • The Orange rank 64th in steals per game (7.2) while the Big Red rank 263rd (5.1).
  • Syracuse ranks 76th in rebounds per game (37.6) while Cornell ranks 262nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.2).