Betting on today's Big Red and Colonials game? Catch the action at UPMC Events Center in Moon Township, PA, as the Colonials hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. In this non-conference matchup, the Big Red are the betting favorite against the Colonials. The over/under for the game is 161.5 points.

CORNELL BIG RED VS ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Robert Morris Colonials +8

This game will be played at UPMC Events Center at 2:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.

WHY BET THE ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Colonials.
  • Not only will Robert Morris pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Cornell Be The Talk of UPMC Events Center?

Today, Cornell, who have a record of 8-2, will play against Robert Morris. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Cornell has gone 5-5. Cornell's ATS record is sitting below .500, currently at 4-5. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

After 10 games, Cornell has an over/under record of 6-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 158.6 points per game so far. The Big Red have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 156 points per game.

Cornell's offense had a good outing, putting up 95 points against Siena. They achieved a 47.9% field goal percentage and went 15/17 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Big Red have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 50th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 149th in percentage and 15th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Big Red's defense is ranked 240th in the country at 77.0 points per contest. Against Siena in their most recent game, the Cornell defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Siena to hit 34% of their shots.

Can Robert Morris Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

So far this season, Robert Morris has played 12 games and currently has a 4-8 record. In their last 10 home games, which includes games from last season, Robert Morris has a 7-3 record. As Robert Morris gets ready to face Cornell, their against the spread (ATS) record is 4-5. Looking at their performance in the last five games, they are 1-3 vs. the spread.

Robert Morris comes in with an over/under record of 6-3-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 146.1 points per game so far. The Colonials have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 145 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

The Robert Morris offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Saint Francis U. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.2% while connecting on 7 threes. Offensively, the Colonials have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 303rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 347th in percentage and 269th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Colonials' defense holds the 145th rank in the nation, allowing 70.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Robert Morris' defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.0% this season.