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Dartmouth vs. Cornell - 2/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cornell at Dartmouth
Date & Time Friday February 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Edward Leede Arena
Hanover, NH
The Line
Dartmouth Big Green -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Cornell Big Red and the Dartmouth Big Green meet in Ivy League college basketball action from the Edward Leede Arena on Friday night.

The Cornell Big Red will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games following a 70-61 overtime loss to Princeton in their last outing. Josh Warren and Matt Morgan tied for the team lead with 16 points, with Warren shooting 5 of 9 from the floor with a 5 for 5 mark from the foul line and 6 rebounds while Morgan shot 7 of 14 with a pair of threes and a pair of steals. Steven Julian added 12 points with a team-high 8 rebounds and 3 blocks to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Cornell in the loss. Morgan leads Cornell in scoring with 23 points per game while Julian leads the Big Red in rebounding with 6.6 rebounds per game and Warren leads Cornell in assists with 3 helpers per game this season. As a team, Cornell is averaging 69.2 points per game on 43.7% shooting from the field, 33% from behind the 3-point line and 69% from the foul line this season.

The Dartmouth Big Green could use a win to snap a 3-game losing streak after an 89-68 loss to Yale in their last outing. Chris Knight led the Big Green with 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting with a team-high 8 rebounds and a pair of blocks while Adrease Jackson added 18 points as the only other Dartmouth player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Ian Sistare added a team-high 4 assists as well in the defeat for the Big Green. Knight leads Dartmouth with an average of 15.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while Brendan Barry leads the Big Green in assists with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Dartmouth is averaging 74.2 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 39.2% from behind the arc and 70.8% from the foul line this season.

Cornell is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Dartmouth is 18-7-4 ATS in their last 29 games following a loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games while the under is 13-5 in their last 18 conference games. Cornell is 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings between these two teams and 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams at Dartmouth.

I can understand why Dartmouth would be favored at home, but just because I understand it, doesn’t mean I agree. Cornell has had consistency issues as of late, but the one thing that Dartmouth has done consistently lately is lose. Cornell has also had issues on the road ATS as of late, but the Big Red haven’t had issues going on the road and covering against the Big Green, so I’ll take a stab at Cornell and the points here.

Pick:
Cornell +3.5

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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