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Cornell Big Red vs Princeton Tigers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Princeton TigersCornell Big Red
17-8March 07, 2014, 07:00 | Newman Arena2-24

The Cornell Big Red will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Princeton Tigers at Newman Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Big Red bring a 2-24 record (11-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-8 Tigers, who are 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cornell go 8-11 so far and the Tigers go 10-9.

View Princeton Tigers vs Cornell Big Red Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Cornell in this one found them as 13-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Big Red - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cornell is rated No. 303 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Princeton is at No. 52.

Princeton was a 69-64 winner in its last match at home against Brown. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Princeton got 21 points from T.J. Bray en route to a 69-64 victory over Brown on Saturday at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Cornell lost its last outing, an 87-78 result against Dartmouth on March 1. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Dwight Tarwater scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Big Red to a win (they lost 87-78 to Dartmouth at Leede Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 214 in NCAA hoops at 32.64 per game. Contrast that with Cornell’s No. 229 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cornell is the No. 86-ranked team in the country at 6.85 per game, while Princeton rates No. 3 at 9.44 per game.

A few Tigers at Big Red trends to consider:
Princeton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Princeton is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Princeton's last 8 games
Princeton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cornell's last 6 games
Cornell is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games at home
Cornell is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Princeton

Next up:
Princeton at Columbia, Saturday, March 8th
Cornell at Pennsylvania, Saturday, March 8th