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(2-6) Cornell Big Red vs. USC Trojans (10-0)
Date: Monday December 19, 2016
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: USC -21.5
CBB Betting Total: Off
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USC is one of the few remaining undefeated teams and as such they are in rankings at the moment.
It is not that long ago that Cornell was a top dog in the Ivy but they are not expected to return there this season.
They do have a player for the all name team in Stone Gettings, who is a solid player too.
Cornell Big Red
Gettings gives the Big Red a presence inside. At 6’9″ 230 he makes sure Cornell is not pushed around inside.
Gettings is the second leading scorer on the team after Matt Morgan. Morgan averaged 18ppg as a freshman and is averaging 18ppg once again. His percentages are up this season though.
Robert Hatter runs the point for the Big Red but he has been atrocious scoring the ball this season. He averaged 10ppg but 37%. A big part of that is that he making only 11% of his threes.
The one thing the Big Red might have going for them this season is that they do have some bulk to bang in the paint. In addition to Gettings they have a couple of other bangers.
When Cornell has competed in the past they have really been able to shoot the three. That is not the case this season as they are making just 31%. Hatter’s struggles are a big reason why.
It is the middle of December and the Big Red are happy to get out of cold Ithaca, New York for a little bit. I am not expecting them to challenge.
The Trojans are a surprising 10-0. Their best win is probably over a Texas A&M team that should make the Tournament out of the Big 12. It was on the road too.
USC has a steady hand in junior PG Jordan McLaughlin. He probably could score more but knows that if he plays his role well the team has a better chance of winning. It helps that Elijah Stewart, another junior is getting more comfortable as a high usage player. He leads the team at 16ppg.
Chimezie Metu give the Trojans an inside presence blocking more than 2 shots per game. Also, he has become a reliable foul shooter – 71% – so they can play him during all game situations.
I am not expecting a national title run but maybe Andy Enfield is finally getting comfortable in LA. This team might be better than any of us realize.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Big Red are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Big Red are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game.
- Big Red are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
- Trojans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Trojans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Trojans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free Cornell Big Red vs. USC Trojans NCAAB Prediction:
That is a huge spread for USC. As good as they have played and as bad as Cornell is USC is not usually favoured like that.
They have been a good spread team though. 7-2 ATS on the season.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Cornell +21.5
The Trojans can win by 20 but predicting a big blowout with this group is not wise. Its not like their backups are 5 stars.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: USC 85 – Cornell 65
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