Yale vs. Cornell Odds, Betting Pick: Why Sharp Bettors Flocked to This Friday Ivy League Matchup

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  • Friday's college basketball schedule is light with just 18 games on tap, but professional bettors are finding value in betting the Ivy League.
  • See what bets the sharps are making in tonight's Yale vs. Cornell matchup (7 p.m. on ESPN+).

Friday college basketball slates include plenty of Ivy League action, which rarely inspire much interest from casual bettors.

However, winning bets on these matchups pay just the same as those on nationally televised games with blue-blood programs.

These Friday Ivy League matchups have been a popular target of sharp bettors in recent weeks, and today is no different.


Odds as of Friday at 10:50 a.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.


Let’s take a look at how professionals are betting tonight’s Yale vs. Cornell game and why it offers so much value.

Yale vs. Cornell Sharp Betting Pick

Yale opened as a big 12-point road favorite against Cornell and bettors are flocking to the Bulldogs.

More than 70% of tickets have landed on Yale, but those account for just 47% of the total money wagered on the spread.

This tells us that the bigger bets are instead hitting Cornell.

In fact, according to Bet Labs, college basketball teams getting at least half of the money but just 35% or less of the tickets — like Cornell — are 219-175-6 (55.6%) against the spread since 2016.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals agree, triggering a Steam Move on the Big Red at +12.

With an influx of large wagers from respected bettors taking the home dogs, oddsmakers had no choice but to knock this line down from +12 to +11.5 before returning to +12 a short while ago.

As 12-point dogs once again, don’t be surprised to see more Big Red money hit the market.

Sharp angle: Cornell (line freeze at +12)

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