cornell vs syracuse ncaab prediction

NCAAB Cornell Big vs Syracuse Orange Prediction 12/5/2023

The Cornell Big Red (7-1) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (5-3) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and televised on ACCN. Cornell is coming off a win in their previous game, while Syracuse is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Virginia. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Cornell Big Red vs Syracuse Orange

The Cornell Big Red Are Coming Off A Win

The Cornell Big Red come into their game against Syracuse with a 7-1 overall record. Looking at their previous ten road games, including those from last year, Cornell has a 4-6 record. As of now, Cornell has a 3-4 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Their overall ATS record for this season includes being 2-3 on the road vs. the spread and 1-1 at home.

Through eight games, Cornell has an over/under record of 5-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 158.1 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Big Red’s over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 154 points per game.

The Syracuse Orange Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Syracuse has played a total of 9 games so far, with a record of 5-3. Out of those 9 games, they have played 3 on the road and have a 1-2 record in those games. At home, they have a 4-1 record. As Syracuse enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 2-6. At home this season, Syracuse has gone 1-4 vs. the spread, while in their previous ten home games, they are 3-6-1 ATS.

So far, Syracuse’s games have averaged 147.6 points per game with the average over/under line being 148.3 points. The Orange’s last five games have finished with a combined 141 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Cornell Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 85.5 points per game, the Cornell had a below average performance. They scored 79 points against Lafayette and had a field goal percentage of 47.3%. The top scorer for the Big Red was Sean Hansen with 19 points, while Isaiah Gray also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Sean Hansen (F) 12.4 3.2 2.1
Cooper Noard (G) 11.9 4.6 0.5
Chris Manon (G) 10.8 3.5 2.8

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 76.4 points per game, the Syracuse had a below average performance. They scored 62 points against Virginia and had a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Judah Mintz is leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points per contest. Chris Bell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.4 going into the game.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.5 2.9 3.8
Chris Bell (F) 13.4 2.2 0.8
J.J. Starling (G) 11.9 4.9 3.6

Cornell Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Cornell defense is giving up an average of 77.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. Syracuse. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.5%.

Syracuse Team Defense

The Orange’s defense is presently ranked 137th nationally, allowing an average of 71.2 points per contest. Syracuse’s three-point defense is currently 79th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.0% of their shots vs. Syracuse.

Big Red vs Orange Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Big Red have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 78 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five games at home, the Orange have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 75 points per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Big Red have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Syracuse has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Big Red vs Orange Prediction

Not only do we have the Orange winning this one by a score of 77-66, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Orange at -3.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 164.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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