Yale Bulldogs vs. Dartmouth Big Green - 2/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dartmouth Big Green (8-10) at Yale Bulldogs (15-6)
College Basketball: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (John J. Lee Amphitheater)
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dartmouth Big Green will travel to the John J. Lee Amphitheater to take on the Yale Bulldogs this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Dartmouth Big Green dropped to 8-10 (1-3 Ivy) on the season after being defeating by the Princeton Tigers, 64-53, this past Saturday. Dartmouth shot 48.9% from the field and 0.0% (0-9) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Big Green was Gabas Maldunas who had 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Dartmouth is ranked 210th in the RPI Standings and has played the 254th ranked SOS. On the season, the Big Green have been led by Alex Mitola (13.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.9 apg) and Gabas Maldunas (10.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.9 bpg). Dartmouth is averaging 61.3 ppg (ranked 310th) on 42.8% shooting (ranked 217th). The Big Green are averaging 5.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 227th) on 33.9% shooting (ranked 181st). Dartmouth is holding their opponents to an average of 60.9 ppg (ranked 56th) on 41.8% shooting (ranked 136th). The Big Green are 32.94 total rpg (ranked 249th) and have a rebound margin of 1.2 (ranked 161st).
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The Yale Bulldogs improved to 15-6 (4-0 Ivy) on the season after defeating the Cornell Big Red, 65-57, this past Saturday. Yale shot 39.6% from the field and outrebounded Cornell by a 46-31 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Javier Duren who had 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists. Yale is ranked 60th in the RPI Standings and has played the 133rd ranked SOS. On the season, the Bulldogs have been led by Justin Spears (14.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.5 bpg) and Javier Duren (14.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.1 apg). Yale is averaging 69.4 ppg (ranked 128th) on 44.0% shooting (ranked 143rd). The Bulldogs are averaging 14.1 apg (ranked 78th) and 6.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 121st). Yale is holding their opponents to an average of 62.4 ppg (ranked 82nd on 41.9% shooting (ranked 142nd).The Bulldogs are pulling down 36.9 rpg (ranked 68th) and have a rebound margin of 6.6 (ranked 121st).
The Big Green are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games vs. the Ivy League and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Bulldogs are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Ivy League.
Dartmouth came up with a shocking victory at Harvard a couple of weeks ago, but this isn’t a team that is going to contain in the Ivy League as they generally struggle on the offensive end. Yale looks as they are the biggest threat to take the Ivy League championship from Harvard and although I’m a bit nervous that they might be looking ahead to their match-up against Harvard on Saturday, I think the Bulldogs easily handle Dartmouth at home and win this one easily. Take Yale to cover in this one.