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The Ivy League is close to becoming a two-team race for the top spot as Yale sits in first at 7-1 and Harvard follows close behind at 6-2. However, there are still two other teams that have an outside shot at winning the conference and they face-off in Princeton on Friday Night. 

With Cornell and Princeton both owning a 5-3 conference record this season, this is a very important game within the Ivy League. But despite the similar records, Princeton is favored by seven points. 

If you're thinking about spicing up your Friday night a bit and and placing a bet on this matchup, it might be wise to take a peek at what the experts have to say before making a final decision. 

Cornell vs Princeton Predictions

Bosun Akinpelu - Winners and Whiners

Akinpelu is rolling with the Big Red to at least cover the spread Friday night, mostly because Princeton has been abysmal against the spread (ATS) lately. The Tigers have failed to cover in each of their last four games and are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. Meanwhile, Cornell is 5-2 ATS in its last seven.

Sports Jaw

Sports Jaw is also picking the Big Red to cover the spread here and even has Cornell pulling out the victory, 72-71. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index

ESPN BPI doesn't provide a lean on the spread, but does give Princeton a 76.6-percent chance of winning outright. 

Overall that's two picks for Cornell to cover the spread, with one of those two picking the Big Red to win outright as well. That leaves ESPN as the lone expert taking Princeton. 

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