The Columbia Lions and Cornell Big Red meet in an Ivy League showdown on Wednesday afternoon. Both teams are in need of a win when they meet in Ithaca, N.Y. The Lions (4-16, 1-7) have lost six in a row, while the Big Red (12-7, 4-4) look to rebound from Saturday's 73-68 loss to Pennsylvania.
Tipoff from Newman Arena is set for 5 p.m. ET. Cornell is favored by 14 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 158.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Big Red feature five players averaging at least 8.6 points per game. Junior forward Jordan Jones leads Cornell in scoring at 11.5 points per game in just 19.6 minutes. In 13 games this season, Jones is also averaging 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He is a 40.3 percent field goal shooter and is connecting on 81.5 percent of his free throws. He has reached double-digit scoring in eight games, including a 20-point performance at Binghamton on Nov. 9 in a 76-69 win.
The model also knows that Lions senior forward Ike Nweke has flourished in road games this season, averaging 18.6 points and seven rebounds in five games away from home. In 10 games this season, Nweke is averaging 15.9 points and 6.3 rebounds, and was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Jan. 10. He is also connecting on 52.9 percent of his shots from the floor. Nweke has scored in double figures in nine games, including a season-high 22 at Princeton on Jan. 7.
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