Cornell Big Red visit Boston University Terriers in college basketball clash
Cornell Big Red vs Boston University Terriers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Cornell Big Red travelling to Boston University Saturday to take on the Terriers.
The Big Red will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-5-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Terriers are 0-0 ATS. Cornell is 1-2 on the totals; Boston University is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Terriers - Big Red odds would favor the Terriers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston University is rated No. 191 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cornell is at No. 221. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-59 win for the Terriers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Big Red is ranked No. 184 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Boston University’s No. 256 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boston University is the No. 29-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Cornell rates No. 183 at 6.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cornell owns the country's No. 211-rated mark, allowing 72.8 points per game on the highway. Boston University, on the other hand, rates No. 266 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cornell, they were an 88-47 loser as they battled Duke on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 28-point underdog. Cornell was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Duke and falling by an 88-47 score at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Last time out for Boston University, they were a 69-62 winner as they battled Quinnipiac at home. Boston University earned a 69-62 victory over Quinnipiac on Sunday, getting 16 points from John Papale at Case Gymnasium.
Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Francis PA are 0-2
After playing Duke are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
A few Big Red at Terriers trends to consider:
Cornell is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cornell at St. Francis PA, Friday, December 28
Boston University home to Belmont, Friday, December 28