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Dartmouth vs. Brown - 2/1/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Brown at Dartmouth
Date & Time Friday February 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Edward Leede Arena
Hanover, NH
The Line
Brown Bears -1 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Brown Bears and the Dartmouth Big Green meet in Ivy League college basketball action from Edward Leede Arena on Friday night.

The Brown Bears will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 79-71 loss to Yale in their last outing. Tamenang Choh led the Bears with 24 points along with team-highs of 15 rebounds and 5 assists for the double-double. Desmond Cambridge added 14 points while Obi Okolie added 10 points with a pair of steals and a pair of blocks to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Brown in the losing effort. Cambridge leads Brown in scoring with 17.9 points per game while Choh leads the Bears with averages of 8.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Brown is averaging 76.9 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, 34% from behind the arc and 68.5% from the foul line this season.

The Dartmouth Big Green will look to rebound and find some measure of consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 6 games following a 64-59 loss to Harvard in their last outing. Taurus Samuels led the Big Green with 13 points, including 4 threes, while Chris Knight and Brendan Barry each had 12 points to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Dartmouth, with Knight adding a team-high 8 rebounds and a pair of steals while Barry had 4 threes and a pair of steals of his own. Knight leads Dartmouth with an average of 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while Barry leads the Big Green in assists with 3.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Dartmouth is averaging 75.4 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, including a 40.5% 3-point percentage, which is good for 6th in the country in that regard, along with a 71.2% mark from the foul line this season.

Brown is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss while the under is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall. Dartmouth is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 18-6-3 ATS in their last 27 games following a loss while the under is 12-4 in their last 16 conference games. Brown is 13-5-1 ATS in the last 19 meetings between these two teams and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams at Dartmouth.

This game is the epitome of a coin flip in my opinion, and it’s hard because the Bears are due to cover a game in conference play at some point and why not against a team that they’ve had a ton of success against like Dartmouth. However, the Big Green have gone 7-1 SU at home this season and are outscoring their opponents by 11 points per game at the Edward Leede Arena this season, so I’ll take the free point with Dartmouth in a game that’s probably best left alone.

Pick:
Dartmouth +1

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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