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Dartmouth vs. Pennsylvania - 2/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pennsylvania Quakers (16-6) at Dartmouth Big Green (4-15)
Date & Time Friday February 9, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Dartmouth Big Green +7 -- Over/Under: 139
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NCAA BB | Pennsylvania Quakers (16-6) at Dartmouth Big Green (4-15)
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We have Ivy League college basketball action on tap Friday night as the Penn Quakers take on the Dartmouth Big Green.

The Penn Quakers will look for another win to stay hot and stay at the top of the Ivy League standings after winning 4 straight and 11 of their last 13 games following an 82-65 road win over Princeton in their last outing. Darnell Foreman led the Quakers with 21 points on 7 of 8 shooting with 3 triples and 5 steals. AJ Brodeur came 2nd with 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting while Ryan Betley added 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 6 rebounds and 3 triples. Caleb Wood added 12 points on 3 of 8 shooting with a pair of threes while Antonio Woods added 10 points and a team-high 7 rebounds to round out the scoring in double figures for Penn in the win. Max Rothschild added 8 points with a team-high 6 assists in the winning effort for the Quakers. Betley leads the Quakers in scoring with 14.8 points per game while Brodeur is Penn’s top rebounder with 7.1 boards per game and Foreman is the Quakers’ top assist man with 3.4 assists per game. As a team, Penn is scoring 76.7 points per game on 45% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the arc and 64.9% from the foul line this season.

The Dartmouth Big Green will be looking for a win to snap a 9 game losing skid that has them sitting at the bottom of the Ivy League standings, following their 77-74 road loss to Columbia last time out. Adrease Jackson led Dartmouth with 24 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 14 rebounds for the double-double. Miles Wright came 2nd with 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 3 threes while Taylor Johnson added 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting with a pair of threes and 5 assists. Brendan Barry added 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 6 assists to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for Dartmouth in the losing effort. Johnson leads the Big Green in scoring with 12.4 points per game, while Barry leads Dartmouth in assists with 4.2 assists per game and Wright leads the Big Green on the glass with 4.4 boards per game this season. As a team, Dartmouth is scoring 69.9 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 36.7% from behind the arc and 72.6% from the foul line this season.

Penn is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win and 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 Friday games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Dartmouth is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 conference matchups. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

The home team has had the bulk of the success when these two meet, and Dartmouth has actually been pretty solid ATS as of late. However, Penn is without question the team to beat in the Ivy League right now, and I think the Quakers add another notch to their hot stretch as Dartmouth just isn’t on the same level right now.

Pick:
Penn -7

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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