Brown Bears (11-10) at Dartmouth Big Green (5-16)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 17, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dartmouth Big Green PK -- Over/Under:
Coming up from Leede Arena on Saturday, the Brown Bears and the Dartmouth Big Green will be meeting up on the college basketball court.
Brown enters this one with a 11-11 record overall. The Bears had a pretty good run of games stretching from December to January, winning five of seven outings. Since then, however, Brown is just 2-4 in their last half-dozen.
The Bears’ last outing was a loss 65-58 to Harvard on Friday. In that game, the top Bears scorer was guard Brandon Anderson with 17 points. Tamenang Choh had a solid stat line as well with 11 points and six rebounds off the bench.
Over on the Dartmouth side, they’re currently sitting at 5-17 on the season. After a 10-game losing streak stretching from late December into February, The Green managed a win over Princeton, but then lost to Yale on Friday.
In that 77-65 Yale defeat, Dartmouth’s leading scorer was guard Miles Wright with 18 points. Will Emery was the only other Big Green Player in double-figures in that game, logging 15 points and three rebounds.
The Bears are 2-7 ATS in their last nine Saturday games and the over is 5-0 in their last five Saturday games. The over is 7-2 in the Bears’ last nine versus a team with a losing straight-up record and 4-1 in their last five versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.
Meanwhile, the Big Green are 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the under is 4-0 in the last four Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in the last four head-to-head meetings in Dartmouth and 7-2 in their last nine meetings.
Brown managed to hold Harvard to 65 points on Friday, but for the most part the Bears have been giving up quite a lot of points lately. The last time these teams met in a home game for Brown, the Bears took a 64-62 win. This time I think Dartmouth can manage a win if they can tighten the screws on defense a little bit. I’ll take the Big Green.