Yale vs. Cornell Ivy League Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023
The top-seeded Yale Bulldogs (20-7, 10-4 Ivy League) are 6-point favorites in the Ivy League Tournament over the No. 4 seed Cornell Big Red (17-10, 7-7 Ivy League) on Saturday at Jadwin Gymnasium. The contest tips at 11:00 AM and airs on ESPNU, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under for the matchup is set at 150.5.
Yale vs. Cornell Odds
- Yale odds to win: -279
- Cornell odds to win: +230
- Spread: Yale (-6)
- Total: 150.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Time: 11:00 AM ET
- TV: ESPNU
- Where: Princeton, New Jersey
- Venue: Jadwin Gymnasium
Who Will Win Yale vs. Cornell?
Yale and Cornell Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Yale has a 7-5 record against the spread this season when favored by 6 points or more.
Cornell has a 2-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 6 points or more this year.
The Bulldogs and the Big Red combine to average 8.5 more points per game than the over/under of 150.5 set for this matchup.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 11.9 fewer points per game (138.6) than this game’s over/under of 150.5 points.
Yale’s average point total in outings this year is 139.2, 11.3 points below the over/under in this game.
Big Red games this season have averaged a total of 158.4 points, 7.9 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Bulldogs have a 17-8-0 record against the spread this season.
So far this season, the Big Red have put together a 13-12-0 record against the spread.
Yale Stats & Insights
Yale is outscoring opponents by 13.8 points per game with a +374 scoring differential overall. It puts up 76.5 points per game (63rd in college basketball) and gives up 62.7 per outing (22nd in college basketball).
The 35.1 rebounds per game Yale averages rank 29th in the nation, and are 6.8 more than the 28.3 its opponents record per contest.
The Bulldogs knock down 7.4 three-pointers per game (181st in college basketball) at a 35.5% rate (107th in college basketball), compared to the 7.1 their opponents make while shooting 32.2% from beyond the arc.
Yale averages 101.6 points per 100 possessions on offense (19th in college basketball), and gives up 83.2 points per 100 possessions (14th in college basketball).
The Bulldogs are averaging 83.2 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 71.2 points per contest.
Cornell Stats & Insights
Cornell is outscoring opponents by 6.6 points per game, with a +178 scoring differential overall. It puts up 82.5 points per game (sixth in college basketball) and allows 75.9 per contest (327th in college basketball).
Cornell grabs 30.6 rebounds per game (252nd in college basketball), compared to the 30.6 of its opponents.
Cornell makes 10.8 three-pointers per game (second-most in college basketball) at a 35.7% rate (97th in college basketball), compared to the 8.2 per game its opponents make, at a 34.9% rate.
Cornell scores 102 points per 100 possessions (16th in college basketball), while conceding 93.8 points per 100 possessions (252nd in college basketball).
At home, the Big Red average 84.5 points per game. Away, they average 80.6.
Yale Key Players to Watch
The Bulldogs scoring leader is Matt Knowling, who averages 14.5 per contest to go with five rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Yale’s leading rebounder is EJ Jarvis averaging 5.5 boards per game and its best passer is Bez Mbeng and his 3.2 assists per game.
John Poulakidas makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulldogs, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
Mbeng is Yale’s leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Jarvis leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.
Cornell Key Players to Watch
The Big Red’s Greg Dolan racks up enough points (13.5 per game) and assists (3.6 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
Sean Hansen is at the top of the Cornell rebounding leaderboard with 4.5 rebounds per game. He also racks up 8.8 points and adds 2.7 assists per game.
Nazir Williams makes 1.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Big Red.
Chris Manon’s steals (2.1 steals per game) and blocks (0.6 blocks per game) lead Cornell defensively.
Yale vs. Cornell Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Yale 78, Cornell 71
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