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Colgate vs. Cornell Odds: Cornell Given 60.6% Chance to Beat Rival Colgate

Colgate vs. Cornell odds and preview for Friday's game between the two. One of America's oldest football rivalries, the lifetime series is tied 49-49-3.
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Colgate vs. Cornell Odds: Cornell Given 60.6% Chance to Beat Colgate

Colgate vs. Cornell is one of the longest-running football rivalries in the entire country. So you know we have to look at the latest Cornell vs. Colgate odds and see which side is favored by oddsmakers.

The two teams have met a combined 101 times since their inaugural game in 1896. And, making the 2021 Colgate vs. Cornell game even more interesting is the fact that the series is tied, 49-49-3, over the course of those 101 games.

Lately, the Cornell vs. Colgate rivalry has been dominated by Colgate. The Raiders have won 29 of the 35 meetings between the two teams since 1980. But, this time around, Cornell is actually favored to defeat Colgate, according to the latest Colgate vs. Cornell odds.

Even though the odds favor Cornell, the Big Red are actually winless on the year. Meanwhile, Colgate holds a 2-4 record and has won two of their last three games.

Still, the Colgate vs. Cornell odds give Cornell the upper hand in this year’s rivalry game.

Colgate vs. Cornell

Date: Friday, October 15

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Schoellkopf Field (Ithaca, NY)

How to watch: ESPN+

Cornell Record: 0-4 (0-2 Ivy)

Colgate Record: 2-4 (2-0 Patriot)

Complete Cornell vs. Colgate odds

Colgate vs. Cornell Preview

Like we mentioned earlier, despite the fact that Cornell has not yet won a game this year, the Colgate vs. Cornell odds favor them on Friday against their rivals. This is just the second home game on the year for Cornell. They come into Friday after a three-game road trip that saw them go winless.

Two different QBS have taken snaps for Cornell this season. Ben Mays has come on in relief of fifth-year QB Richie Kenney, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see both of the quarterbacks come Friday night.

The Big Red has relied almost entirely on their passing game this season. Leading rusher SK Howard has run the ball just 29 times in four games and averages 28.75 yards per game.

As for Colgate, they also run a multiple-QB system, but there’s has been by design rather than necessity.

Senior Grant Breneman, sophomore Harry Kirk and freshman Michael Brescia have all seen extended time under center this season. No part of the Colgate passing attack has been impressive, but their run game certainly has been.

Breneman leads the team in rushing, followed by running back John Cox. If Colgate is going to upset Cornell, it’s going to have to be thanks to the rushing attack, not their abilities in the passing game.

Colgate vs. Cornell Odds

Colgate vs. Cornell odds are a little bit tougher to find than some of the blue-blood program odds, seeing as it’s an FCS matchup, but every single sportsbook that has odds available is favoring Cornell to win.

Despite the fact that they come into Friday’s game without a win on the season, their best odds currently sit at -154, implying a 60.6% chance they win on Friday night.

For Colgate, their bets Colgate vs. Cornell odds are just slightly worse. A few hours before kickoff, they sit at +140 to win one of the oldest rivalries in the country and take a lead in the all-time series. At +140, their implied probability is 41.7%.

TeamPoint SpreadMoneyline OddsOver/Under
Colgate+3.5+140Over 35.5
Cornell-3.5-154Under 35.5

Complete Cornell vs. Colgate odds


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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