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Columbia vs Dartmouth Basketball Picks 2-16-24

Dartmouth Big Green (5-15) vs. Columbia Lions (12-8)
February 16, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Columbia Lions -8.5; Over/Under: +135.5
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The Dartmouth Big Green will play the Columbia Lions in an Ivy League game on Friday night at the Francis S. Levien Gymnasium in New York. Dartmouth has lost three games in a row, while Columbia has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Dartmouth vs Columbia prediction.

Dartmouth Preview

The Dartmouth Big Green are 5-15 (1-6) this year after they lost to Harvard by a score of 77-59 in their last game. Dartmouth trailed 41-28 at halftime and they allowed 36 points in the second half for the blowout loss. The Big Green shot 40% from the field and were -7 in rebounding margin in the game. Dartmouth has lost eight of their last nine games, with their only conference win coming against Brown. The Big Green are scoring 60.2 points per game with 33.9 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, while allowing 69.5 points against per game this year. Dusan Neskovic is averaging 14.9 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 1.1 assists per game. Dartmouth is shooting 39.6% from the field, 70.3% on free throws, and 28.2% on three pointers this season.

Columbia Preview

The Columbia Lions are 12-8 (3-4) this season after they defeated Brown by a score of 83-69 in their last game. Columbia led 40-34 at halftime and scored 43 second half points in the win. The Lions shot 54.5% from the field and were +5 in rebounding margin in the game. Columbia defeated Dartmouth by a score of 72-56 in the game prior to Brown, but lost to Harvard before that. The Lions are scoring 78.6 points per game with 37 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, while giving up 69.9 points against per game this season. Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is averaging 13.6 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. Columbia is shooting 47.2% from the field, 75.6% on free throws, and 38% on three pointers this year. 

Dartmouth vs Columbia Betting Prediction

Dartmouth comes into this matchup with only one conference win on the season and they have scored fewer than 60 points in eight of their last nine games. The Big Green are only shooting 39.6% from the field and they are averaging 60.2 points per game. Columbia has won three of their last four games and they are the much better offensive team in this matchup. Columbia should win this game easily, but I am looking at the total here. Dartmouth struggles to get to 60 points in most games, so I like the under here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Under 135.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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