Penn vs. Cornell odds, line: College basketball picks, predictions from model on 22-10 run

Ivy League foes Penn and Cornell meet Friday at 5 p.m. ET at Newman Arena in Ithaca, New York. The Quakers are 5.5-point road favorites, with the over-under set at 139 in the latest Penn vs. Cornell odds. Penn is 12-6 on the season with wins at home against Villanova and on the road over Temple on its résumé, but it has started league play 0-2. Meanwhile, Cornell is 9-9 and is off to a 1-1 start in the Ivy League. But before you make your Penn vs. Cornell picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine. 

The SportsLine Projection Model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. 

It entered Week 13 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a strong 22-10 run on top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it is way up. 

Now, the model takes aim at Penn vs. Cornell. We can tell you the model is leaning over, and it also has a strong against-the-spread pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see that one at SportsLine.

For Friday's tilt, the model knows that Pennsylvania will be leaning on its defense. The Quakers are sensational at running their opponents off the 3-point line. They allow opponents to shoot just 28.9 percent from beyond the arc in games against fellow Division I schools. That was a big factor in Penn going undefeated against the rest of the Philadelphia Big 5 to win the city title this season. 

Villanova, Temple, Saint Joseph's and LaSalle combined to shoot just 20 for 81 from deep (24.7 percent) against Penn, while the Quakers shot 38.8 percent from 3 on the other end of the court.

But just because the Quakers boast a strong defense doesn't mean they'll cover the Cornell vs. Penn spread Friday. 

The Big Red are 5-2 on the season at home and have a star that the Quakers are going to have a difficult time containing. Matt Morgan is averaging 23.3 points and has over 2,000 for his career. 

Morgan has scored at least 20 points in 14 of Cornell's 18 games this season and has averaged 17.5 points against Penn in six previous meetings despite playing on far inferior teams.

Who wins Penn vs. Cornell? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Penn vs. Cornell spread you should be all over Friday, all from the model that has returned more than $5,200 to $100 players the past two years.

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