Cornell-Baylor NCAABB Prediction

Cornell Big Red vs Baylor Bears Prediction 1/2/2024

The Cornell Big Red (10-2) travel to face off against the Baylor Bears (10-2) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Foster Pavilion in Waco and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Cornell Big Red vs Baylor Bears

The Cornell Big Red Are Coming Off A Win

In today’s matchup against Baylor, Cornell comes in with a 10-2 overall record. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Cornell has gone 6-4. As of now, Cornell has a 5-6 ATS record heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

In 12 games, Cornell comes in with an over/under mark of 7-4-0, with their games averaging 158.5 points per game. The Big Red’s last five games have finished with a combined 157 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Baylor Bears Are Coming Off A Win

After their most recent game, in which they defeated Mississippi Valley State by a score of 107-48, Baylor’s overall record now stands at 10-2. Looking back at their previous ten home games, including those from last year, Baylor has a record of 9-1. Baylor’s record against the spread heading into today’s game stands at 7-4. In terms of their performance on the road, the Bears are 0-3 vs. the spread, while they have been strong at home with a 7-1 mark vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Baylor has an over/under record of 7-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 156.1 points per game so far. Looking at the Bears’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Cornell Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Cornell offense ended with 77 points against Colgate. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Chris Manon, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 11.3, while Sean Hansen also carries a PPG average of 11 into the game.

Chris Manon (G) 11.3 3.8 2.8
Sean Hansen (F) 11.0 3.1 1.8
Cooper Noard (G) 10.8 4.2 0.6

Baylor Offense Breakdown

Baylor’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 107 points vs. Mississippi Valley State. Overall, they hit 67.2% of their shots from the field and went 6/8 from the free-throw line. Ja’Kobe Walter is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, RayJ Dennis brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

Ja’Kobe Walter (G) 15.3 3.9 1.5
RayJ Dennis (G) 13.6 3.9 6.4
Langston Love (G) 10.9 1.8 1.3

Cornell Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Cornell defense is giving up an average of 76.7 points per contest. So far, the Cornell defense is giving up an average of 10.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.5 times per game (686th).

Baylor Team Defense

Currently, the Bears’ defense holds the 101st rank in the nation, allowing 68.5 points per game. In their most recent game, the Baylor defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Mississippi Valley State knocked down 19 three-pointers on their way to 48 points.

Big Red vs Bears Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Big Red have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 3-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 77 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Baylor has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 72 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Cornell has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bears have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Big Red vs Bears Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Bears vs. Big Red matchup, our bet is to grab the Big Red at +16. Even though our projections have the Bears winning 76-68, we see the Big Red as the play on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 166.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

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