Dartmouth Big Green (3-2) vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (6-3)
December 4, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -5.5 / Dartmouth Big Green +5.5 ; Over/Under: +138
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The Dartmouth Big Green will travel to Alico Arena to take on the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Dartmouth Big Green had their 3-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 3-2 on the season after being defeated by the Vermont Catamounts, 83-65, this past Wednesday. Dartmouth struggled to slow down the Vermont offense and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 38-24 margin. Dartmouth shot 39.3% from the field & 41.7% from beyond the arc while allowing Vermont to shoot 56.6% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Big Green was Aaryn Rai who had 20 points, 9 rebounds, & 3 steals.
On the season, Dartmouth is averaging 73.6 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Big Green are averaging 11.4 three-pointers per game on 37.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Dartmouth has been led by Brendan Barry (13.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.0 spg), Taurus Samuels (10.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.6 apg), Aaryn Rai (9.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.8 spg), & Garrison Wade (7.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Defensively, Dartmouth is allowing their opponents to an average of 71.3 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Big Green have a rebound margin of 4.7 and a turnover margin of -1.1.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles had their 5-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 6-3 on the season after being defeated by the FIU Golden Panthers, 77-61, this past Wednesday. Florida Gulf Coast was competitive with FIU for the first 30 minutes of the game, however, the Eagles offense struggled the stretch and FIU was able to pull away after closing out the final 6:07 of regulation on a 19-5 run. Florida Gulf Coast shot 43.6% from the field & 20.0% from beyond the arc while allowing FIU to shoot 49.1% from the field & 31.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Eagles was Cyrus Largie who had 18 points, 8 rebounds, & 3 steals.
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On the season, Florida Gulf Coast is averaging 79.0 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 11.3 three-pointers per game on 37.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Florida Gulf Coast has been led by Tavian Dunn-Martin (18.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.3 spg), Cyrus Largie (13.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.8 spg), Kevin Samuel (9.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.3 spg, 3.1 bpg), & Caleb Catto (8.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensively, Florida Gulf Coast is allowing their opponents to average 71.3 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of 4.7 and a turnover margin of -1.1.
The Big Green are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Eagles are 3-4 ATS in their last 7 games.
Dartmouth has been decent on the offensive end, ranking t-160th in scoring offense, 9th in three-pointers made per game, & 61st in 3P-FG%, however, the defense has struggled a bit as they come into this game ranked just 212th in scoring defense. Florida Gulf Coast has been led by their offense this season which ranked 70th in scoring offense & 10th in three-pointers made per game.
Dartmouth has picked up a nice road win at Georgetown this season, however, this is still a team that just lost by 18 points to Vermont and comes into this game ranked 312th in rebound margin. Florida Gulf Coast has a talented offense which I think will have success against the Big Green and as I think the Eagles pull away in the 2nd half, I’m taking Florida Gulf Coast to cover this mid-range home spread. Good Luck!