Duke Blue Devils home to Cornell Big Red in NCAA Basketball betting action
Cornell Big Red vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
The Cornell Big Red will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Blue Devils in Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday in college basketball action.
Duke will face the 4-6 Big Red, who own a 3-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 5-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Big Red are 1-1 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Blue Devils installed as 29.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 7 and the Big Red at No. 221 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-66 result in favor of the Blue Devils.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Big Red is ranked No. 185 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Duke’s No. 174 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 68-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Cornell rates No. 127 at 6.6 per game.
Defensively, Cornell features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.
Cornell was a 66-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Shonn Miller scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Big Red to a win (they lost 66-55 to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Monday).
Last time out for Duke, they were a 90-67 winner as they battled Temple at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Duke cruised to victory on Saturday, running Temple out of the gym and running up a 90-67 score at Izod Center.
Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston University are 0-3
After a loss are 6-4
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing Elon are 1-0
After playing Temple are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Big Red at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Cornell is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Cornell is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home
Cornell at Boston University, Saturday, December 22
Duke home to Elon, Thursday, December 20