Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Big Red vs. Orange CBB Odds
Looking for Cornell Big Red vs. Syracuse Orange NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Big Red taking on the Orange on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Cornell Syracuse matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-2) Cornell Big Red vs. Syracuse Orange (6-5)
Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: Big Red +580 | Orange -360
CBB Betting ATS Odds: COR +8.5 | CUSE -9.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 141.5
The Syracuse Orange will host the Cornell Big Red for their annual late December meeting.
Syracuse is favored by eight points at home here.
Cornell Big Red
Cornell has jumped out to a respectable 8-2 start, taking Penn State to the brink one of those losses. The Big Red have had to deal with an extensive layoff due to health protocols and Christmas Break, with their last game coming three weeks ago in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech.
Statistically, Cornell possess one of the stronger offenses in the country, scoring 88.1 ppg which is good for second in the nation. They rank 12th in field goal percentage (49.5), ninth in rebounding (42.3), and second in assists (20.8).
This Big Red team is sound, and could give Syracuse a good run for their money.
Jordan Jones is the only player averaging double figures at 12.3 ppg, which is a testament to how balanced and unselfish this team is. Nine players play at least 16 minutes per game, while ten players average six points or more.
Sarju Patel and Chris Manon start in the backcourt, with the former bringing a strong, veteran presence to the lineup.
Keller Boothby and Kobe Dickson join Jones up front. Boothby is second on the team with 9.6 ppg, while Dickson is averaging a team-leading 6.1 rpg and 3.5 apg.
Syracuse returned to play with a win over Brown Monday, 93-62. The Orange have returned mixed results from non-conference play, but they could finish things up strong here with a win over their local rival.
The family ties are huge at Syracuse, as Buddy and Jimmy Boeheim lead a talented Orange squad. Buddy scored a season-high 28 points in the win over the Bears, and the senior guard is averaging a nice, well-rounded 18.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, and 3.6 apg.
Jimmy could be in for a big night facing his former team. The 6’8 senior is the third-leading scorer in Cornell’s record books, and he’s scoring 14.3 ppg, while grabbing 5.7 rpg for Syracuse this season.
Joe Girald III brings a steady presence to the point guard position. The 6’2 junior is second on the team in scoring (14.7) and he leads the team in assists (4.7)
Caleb Swider lines up in the front court with big man Jesse Edwards. Swider is averaging a career-best 12.2 ppg and 7.1 rpg, while Edwards posted a double-double against Florida State.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Syracuse is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Colgate.
- Over is 11-3 in Cornell’s last 14 games.
- Over is 6-1 in Big Red’s last 7 games vs. a team with a record above .500.
Free Cornell Big Red vs. Syracuse Orange NCAAB Prediction: Cornell/Syracuse to Cover Over
This matchup will have an added twist with Jimmy facing his former team coming off of a 21-day layoff. The Big Red are going to play the 2-3 zone well and points should be scored here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Over 133.5
Syracuse still plays strong defense, but this is an offensive bunch, and not the annual defensive stalwart. Buddy and Jimmy Boeheim should be in for big games here against a Cornell team that plays among the fastest pace in the country. The Orange are going to score, and so are the Big Red.
Take the over for this one, and monitor Syracuse’s spread.
If you’re looking for more College basketball picks like this Cornell Big Red vs. Syracuse Orange matchup we’ll be providing 4* free college basketball predictions on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NCAAB Hoops picks!
Register here for a FREE CBB Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!