Dartmouth Big Green vs. Princeton Tigers - 2/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (10-12) at Dartmouth Big Green (9-13)
College Basketball: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Leede Arena)
The Line: Dartmouth Big Green -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Princeton Tigers will travel to the Edward Leede Arena to take on the Dartmouth Big Green this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Princeton Tigers dropped to 11-12 (4-3 Ivy) on the season after being defeated by the Yale Bulldogs, 81-73, this past Saturday. Princeton shot 52.1% from the field and 30.0% (6-20) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Tigers was Hans Brase who had 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Princeton is ranked 247th in the RPI Standings and has played the 234th ranked SOS. On the season, the Tigers have been led by Spencer Weisz (12.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.6 apg) and Hans Brase (11.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.4 apg). Princeton is averaging 68.9 ppg (ranked 140th) on 45.3% shooting (ranked 85th). The Tigers average 8.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 19th) on 37.8% three-point shooting (ranked 51st). Princeton is holding their opponents to an average of 66.2 ppg (ranked 167th) on 43.9% shooting (ranked 228th). The Tigers are allowing teams to shoot 37.1% from beyond the arc (ranked 295th) and pull down just 30.13 total rpg (ranked 327th).
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The Dartmouth Big Green improved to 9-13 (2-6 Ivy) on the season after defeating the Columbia Lions, 61-49, this past Saturday. Dartmouth shot 50.0% from the field and 58.3% (7-12) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Big Green was Miles Wright who had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals. Dartmouth is ranked 221st in the RPI Standings and has played the 234th ranked SOS. On the season, the Big Green have been led by Alex Mitola (12.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.9 apg) and Gabas Maldunas (11.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg). Dartmouth is averaging 62.1 ppg (ranked 290th) on 42.8% shooting (ranked 213rd). The Big Green average 5.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 216th) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.93 (ranked 221st). Dartmouth is holding their opponents to an average of 62.5 ppg (ranked 81st) on 42.9% shooting (ranked 174th). The Big Green average 7.6 spg (ranked 48th) and have a turnover margin of 0.6 (ranked 138th).
The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 Friday games. The Big Green are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Princeton has really struggled on the road as they are just 1-7 away from home this season. Dartmouth snapped a 5 game losing streak as they we're able to hold Columbia to just 7-23 shooting from beyond the arc. Looking at the trends, it's hard to side with Dartmouth, however they did look great on the defensive end against a better Columbia team and if they can defend the three like they did last Saturday, Princeton will be in big trouble. I think Dartmouth pulls off the victory at home and covers this small spread. Take Dartmouth to cover.