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Bucknell Bison host Cornell Big Red in college basketball action

Cornell Big RedBucknell Bison
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Cornell Big Red vs Bucknell Bison Odds


The Bison hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Cornell Big Red pay a visit to Sojka Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.

The Bison are 8-6 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Big Red, meanwhile, are 4-7 and 3-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bucknell go 2-2 and the Big Red go 2-3 on the totals.

View Cornell vs Bucknell Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bison, most recently No. 89 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Big Red, who rate No. 228 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-64 victory for the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bucknell has the nation's No. 200-rated offensive output, at 67.4 PPG. The visiting Big Red defense ranks No. 254 allowing on average 70.7 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 46% so far, more than the Big Red marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Cornell features the nation's No. 171-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cornell was a 68-59 loser on the road against Stony Brook. The Big Red got 15 points from Drew Ferry, but it was Stony Brook that prevailed in a 68-59 final on Wednesday at Stony Brook Sports Complex.

Bucknell was a 72-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Loyola. Bucknell suffered a 72-67 loss against Loyola on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Mike Muscala in a losing effort at Sojka Pavilion.

Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-4
After playing Stony Brook are 2-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Big Red at Bison trends to consider:
Cornell is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bucknell
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Cornell at Maryland, Tuesday, January 3
Bucknell at Dartmouth, Tuesday, January 3