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Dartmouth vs Pennsylvania Basketball Picks 2-23-24

Pennsylvania Quakers (9-15) vs. Dartmouth Big Green (5-17)
February 23, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Dartmouth Big Green +5.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Penn Quakers will play the Dartmouth Big Green in an Ivy League game on Friday night at Edward Leede Arena in Hanover, New Hampshire. Penn has lost eight games in a row, while Dartmouth is on a five game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Penn vs Dartmouth prediction.

Penn Preview

The Penn Quakers are 9-15 (1-8) this season after they lost to Brown by a score of 71-64 in their last game. Penn trailed 31-27 at halftime and they allowed 40 second half points in the loss. The Quakers shot 41.1% from the field and were -3 in rebounding margin in the game. Penn has lost eight games in a row and 10 of their last 11. The Quakers are scoring 73.3 points per game with 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, while allowing 72.9 points against per game this year. Clark Slajchert is averaging 17.5 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Penn is shooting 44.4% from the field, 68.5% on free throws, and 36% on three pointers this season.

Dartmouth Preview

The Dartmouth Big Green are 5-17 (1-8) this year after they lost to Cornell by a score of 89-80 in their last game. Dartmouth trailed 50-47 at the half and they only scored 33 points in the second half in the loss. The Big Green shot 49.1% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the game. Dartmouth has lost five games in a row and 10 of their last 11. The Big Green are scoring 61.2 points per game with 34 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, while giving up 70.5 points against per game this season. Dusan Neskovic is averaging 15.5 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, and 1.1 assists per game. Dartmouth is shooting 40.1% from the field, 70% on free throws, and 29.5% on three pointers this year. 

Dartmouth Big Green Team Facts

  • Dartmouth has lost each of its last nine night games against the Ivy League.
  • Nine of Dartmouth’s last 10 night games against Conference opponents at Leede Arena have produced a total of 130 or fewer points.
  • Dartmouth has lost the first half in each of its last 10 games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Penn Quakers Team Facts

  • Penn has lost each of its last eight games.
  • Thirteen of Penn’s last 14 road night games against the Ivy League have produced a total of 132+ points.
  • Penn has won the first half in 10 of its last 11 road games against the Ivy League.

Penn vs Dartmouth Betting Prediction

Both of these teams come into this game with 1-8 conference records and they are tied for last in the Ivy League standings. Dartmouth will be at home for this matchup, but they are only scoring 61.2 points per game with 40.1% field goal shooting this season. Penn is a much better offensive team when looking at the season numbers, but they have only scored 64, 62, 70, 58, and 61 points in their last five games. Penn did win the first meeting between these teams by a score of 80-51, but this game could go either way. I think we are going to see a lower scoring game, especially with how the offenses have scored recently, and I like the under here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Under 131.5

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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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