Longwood Lancers take on Big Red in NCAA basketball test
Longwood Lancers vs Cornell Big Red Odds
The Cornell Big Red will try to cover the spread at Orleans Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Longwood Lancers in NCAA basketball action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Orleans Arena).
The Big Red currently sports a 2-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2-1 ATS. The Lancers are 1-4 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Big Red produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lancers have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Big Red - Lancers odds would favor the Big Red if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cornell is rated No. 182 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Longwood is at No. 298. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-43 win for the Big Red.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lancers rank No. 223 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with Cornell’s No. 162 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cornell is college basketball's No. 138-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Lancers rate No. 303 with 4.2 per game.
Defensively, Longwood features the nation's No. 348-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.3 points per game. Cornell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Longwood, they were an 86-83 winner as they battled Florida A&M at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Jamie Adams went off for 26 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Longwood handed Florida A&M an 86-83 defeat at Orleans Arena.
Cornell was an 89-55 winner in its last match at home against Presbyterian. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Presbyterian was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Cornell and falling by an 89-55 score at Orleans Arena.
Longwood home to Central Penn College, Wednesday, November 28
Cornell home to Stony Brook, Wednesday, November 28