Pennsylvania Quakers (9-7) vs. Cornell Big Red (11-3)
Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Cornell Big Red 1/15/24 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season heats up, an exciting matchup between Pennsylvania Quakers and Cornell Big Red has drawn significant anticipation. Set to meet on Monday, January 15, 2024 at Newman Arena and broadcasted live by ESPN+, this meeting promises to be one of the premier multi-handicapper prediction contests given both teams’ recent form as well as previous head-to-head performances.
The Pennsylvania Quakers, with a 9-7 record and 46.5% field goal percentage, have shown impressive play this season. Their offensive play averages an impressive 77.6 points per game while 3-point shooting at 40% success rates is their main strength; defensive rebound average is also above average (26.3). Free throw percentage can still improve and 12.7 turnovers occur per game are areas for improvement however.
On the other side, Cornell Big Red’s 11-3 record speaks volumes for their strong gameplay. Averaging 84.7 points per game and boasting an efficient 50.8% field goal percentage. Furthermore, Cornell excels in terms of assists, with 18 average per game as an indicator of effective ball movement and teamwork; yet their 34.1% 3-point success rate may pose some concerns along with 18.2 fouls per game averages.
Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Cornell Big Red 1/15/24 Game Info
|Monday, January 15, 2024, at 2:00 PM ET
Tyler Perkins (Guard) vs. Chris Manon (Guard)
Tyler Perkins, Pennsylvania Quakers guard, has been an invaluable player this season. Averaging 14.8 points per game and recording an outstanding 37.6% 3-point success rate, Perkins’ shooting ability has proven essential in their win against Maryland this week. Additionally, Perkins averaged 5.8 rebounds per game to showcase his versatility on the court; his 2.2 turnovers per game and 39.2% field goal percentage are areas that need improving; yet his impressive defensive abilities – which include an average of 1.6 steals per game – will prove important against Maryland this Saturday afternoon!
Cornell guard Chris Manon has shown exceptional efficiency with a 55.7% field goal percentage and 11.1 points scored per game, making him a key contributor for Big Red’s offense. Manon averaged 3.1 assists per game despite only shooting 25% from 3-point range; his 2.3 steals per game show his defensive prowess however.
When these key players face off, the game could come down to their performances. Perkins’ 3-point shooting could pose a threat against Cornell’s defense; Manon’s playmaking capabilities and overall efficiency could put pressure on Quakers’ defensive strategies; this battle between these guards may decide its outcome.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds and point spreads have yet to be set for this matchup; however, given both teams’ performances and standings it seems likely that it will be closely contested. Bettor should take into account both teams’ strengths and weaknesses along with recent form when making their picks.
Pennsylvania Quakers Betting Trends
Penn Quakers have gone 3-2 in their last five games and boast a respectable 4-1 mark against the spread over this time. On the road though, their performance against the spread has been less impressive at 2-3; three out of the last five Penn home games saw totals go OVER as have five of Penn’s last nine home contests (indicating high scoring games with Penn). Bettors should bear this trend in mind when wagering.
Cornell Big Red Betting Trends
Cornell has enjoyed recent success at 4-1 in their last five games overall and 2-3 against the spread; their road games show an even worse showing at 2-6 against the spread. Overall, totals have gone OVER in four of Cornell’s last five matches and three of their home matches, suggesting high scoring matches are common occurrences that should be taken into consideration for over/under bets.
Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Cornell Big Red 1/15/24 Betting Picks
Final Analysis: I expect this game to be closely contested, with both teams possessing strengths that could sway its outcome. Pennsylvania may rely on their superior three-point shooting and defensive rebounding to offset Cornell’s higher scoring average and assist rate, while Tyler Perkins of Pennsylvania could counter Chris Manon of Cornell by performing exceptionally. Individual matchups between Tyler Perkins of Penn and Chris Manon of Cornell will play an essential role.
As for which team is the better pick, Cornell Big Red may hold an edge due to their higher scoring average and overall field goal percentage, yet cannot be discounted due to their Quakers’ impressive abilities beyond the arc and defensive rebounding prowess. Prop bets might suggest betting on higher total scores; over/under wagers might favour betting on games with multiple high scoring matches taking place between both sides, so lean towards going “over”.
As part of today’s college basketball tips, it would be prudent to pay attention to recent performances and head-to-head statistics of competing teams. College basketball often brings surprises, and this game may just be proof.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cornell Big Red 78, Pennsylvania Quakers 72.