The Dartmouth Big Green and Grambling Tigers meet Monday in college basketball action at the UTSA Convocation Center. The Dartmouth Big Green look for their third win. The Grambling Tigers look to get above a .500 record.
The Dartmouth Big Green are averaging 77.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Dusan Neskovic is averaging 13.4 points and 1.2 assists, while Ryan Cornish is averaging 11.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Cade Haskins is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Mitchell-Day is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Dartmouth Big Green are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dartmouth Big Green are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Grambling Tigers are averaging 66.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 39 percent shooting. Carte’Are Gordon is averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Shawndarius Cowart is averaging 10 points and 4.2 rebounds. Terrence Lewis is grabbing 0.3 rebounds and Cameron Christon is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Grambling Tigers are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.7 percent from the free throw line. The Grambling Tigers are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
The Big Green are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Big Green last 6 overall. The under is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 overall.
I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams, but I think it's fair to say the Grambling Tigers are the better team and their defense gives them an edge with both teams on the end of a back to back. With tired legs likely on both sides, it's the team that plays defense that usually prevails. This will be the third game for both teams since Friday. Give me Grambling and the small chalk.