Dartmouth Big Green (4-9) vs. Pennsylvania Quakers (5-11)
January 15, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers -4.5 / Dartmouth Big Green +4.5; Over/Under: -136.5
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The Dartmouth Big Green and the Penn Quakers meet in college basketball action from the Palestra on Saturday afternoon.
The Dartmouth Big Green will look to build on their 58-46 win over Brown last time out. Brendan Barry leads the Big Green in scoring with 14.3 PPG while Aaryn Rai has 12 PPG with team-highs of 7.2 RPG and 2.2 APG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for Dartmouth up to this point in the season. Taurus Samuels has 9.8 PPG and 2.1 APG as well for Dartmouth as well this season. As a team, Dartmouth is averaging 68.2 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field, 36.1% from three and 75% from the foul line while allowing 69.4 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field and 34.3% from three this season.
The Penn Quakers will look to bounce back from a 73-69 loss to Columbia last time out. Jordan Dingle leads the Quakers in scoring with 19.1 PPG along with 2.5 APG as the lone double-digit scorer for Penn so far this season. Clark Slajchert has 9.5 PPG while Jonah Charles has 9.3 PPG and d Max Martz has 8.5 PPG and 5.1 RPG as well this season. As a team, Penn is averaging 70.2 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 35.6% from three and 71.4% from the foul line while allowing 75.5 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field and 35.5% from three this season.
Dartmouth is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 50 points in the previous game while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Penn is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game, as both teams could use the win. However, I think Penn is just in a better spot with their lineup and have the more consistent lineup offensively. I don’t trust Dartmouth to get it right here, so give me Penn laying the points in this spot.