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College basketball point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Big Red

Yale BulldogsCornell Big Red
13-9February 21, 2014, 07:00 | Newman Arena2-20

Newman Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Cornell Big Red and the visiting Yale Bulldogs in college hoops action on Friday.

The Big Red are 2-20 so far on the season, and 9-6 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 13-9 and 8-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cornell go 5-10 and the Bulldogs go 4-8 on the totals.

View Yale Bulldogs vs Cornell Big Red Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Big Red installed as 11-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Big Red at No. 330 and the Bulldogs at No. 117 heading into this contest.

Yale won its last outing, a 66-65 result against Princeton on February 15. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Yale got 17 points from Justin Sears en route to a 66-65 victory over Princeton on Saturday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 146 in NCAA hoops at 34.91 per game. Contrast that with Cornell’s No. 222 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cornell is the No. 90-ranked team in the country at 6.77 per game, while Yale rates No. 181 at 5.45 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Big Red trends to consider:
Yale is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Yale is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Yale is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games when playing Cornell
Cornell is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Cornell is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cornell's last 6 games
Cornell is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Yale at Columbia, Sunday, February 23rd
Cornell at Brown, Saturday, February 22nd