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Dartmouth Big Green vs. Columbia Lions - 1/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Columbia Lions (13-6) at Dartmouth Big Green (7-9)

College Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Leede Arena)

The Line: Dartmouth Big Green +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Columbia Lions look to solidify their position in the Ivy League with a win at the Dartmouth Big Green.

The Columbia Lions have gotten some ink saying they could be the best in the Ivy League so now they need to prove it and so far they are living up to expectations at 13-6 behind a high powered offense that averages almost 78 points. The lions have won three in a row after a 79-68 victory at Cornell as a five point favorite. Columbia pulled away late behind 50%from the floor with 13 bombs and seven more free throws outdistancing the 42% accuracy of the Big Green. Maodo Lo paced the offense with 18 points on 7-11 from the floor with Luke Petrasek adding 16 points and eight rebounds. CJ Davis and Grant Mullins netted eleven points apiece while Alex Rosenberg chipped in with nine points.

Dartmouth Big Green vs. Columbia Lions - 1/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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At 7-9 the Dartmouth Big Green are probably on the outside looking in at the top four in the Ivy League. The Big Green have a shot at a top four finish in the conference if they get quality performances at both ends of the floor. Dartmouth showed they are capable after knocking off Harvard 63-50 on Saturday as a three point home dog. Both squads sank shots in the 39% range with the Big Green turning 22 Crimson personals in to a decisive 20-6 advantage at the charity stripe. Dartmouth received 18 points and 13 rebounds from Evan Boudreaux with Malik Gill tossing in eleven. Taylor Johnson and Connor Boehm combined for 19 points as the Big Green won the battle of half court attacks. 

The over is 8-1 in Columbia last 9 Friday games and  is 19-7 in their last 26 overall. Dartmouth are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games while going  9-19 ATS in their last 28 games overall. Columbia are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The Lions are fighting for the Ivy League lead and are the better squad but have trouble with Dartmouth so we’ll see how good they are…

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Columbia -2.5

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