Penn State vs. Dartmouth - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dartmouth Big Green (5-5) at Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1)
College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Dartmouth Big Green face off on Monday in Happy Valley in college basketball action.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-1 this season and they have won their last nine games. PSU is averaging 72.2 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 6.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. D.J. Newbill leads the Nittany Lions averaging 21.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.7 points and 6.5 rebounds, Shep Garner is averaging 10.2 points, and Geno Thorpe is averaging 8.7 points. Penn State has played a soft schedule but they are playing better than they have in several years.
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The Dartmouth Big Green are 5-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Dartmouth is averaging 64.4 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Alex Mitola leads the Big Green averaging 15.2 points per game. Gabas Maldunas is averaging 11.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, Connor Boehm is averaging 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Miles Wright is averaging 5.9 points. Dartmouth is 2-4 on the road so far this season.
Penn State is 9-24 against the spread in their last 33 games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 1-7 against the spread following a win. Dartmouth is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six non-conference games.
Penn State is just too much in this spot and I have them covering the number easily.