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Dartmouth vs. Princeton - 3/1/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Princeton at Dartmouth
Date & Time Friday March 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Edward Leede Arena
Hanover, NH
The Line
Dartmouth Big Green -1 -- O/U: 136
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The Princeton Tigers and the Dartmouth Big Green meet in Ivy League college basketball action from the Edward Leede Arena on Friday night.

The Princeton Tigers will look to add to their current 3-game winning streak after a 79-61 win over Columbia in their last outing. Ryan Schwieger led the Tigers with 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting, including a perfect 4 of 4 from 3-point range. Myles Stephens added 15 points while Jerome Desrosiers chipped in 14 points with 10 rebounds for the double-double to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Princeton in the winning effort. Jaelin Llewellyn added 7 points with a team-high 4 assists as well in the win. Stephens leads Princeton with an average of 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while Jose Morales leads the Tigers in assists with 1.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Princeton is averaging 70.2 points per game on 41.2% shooting from the field, 31.2% from behind the arc and 74.2% from the foul line this season.

The Dartmouth Big Green will be out to snap a 4-game losing skid after a 68-65 loss to Brown in their last outing. James Foye led the Big Green with 25 points on 9 of 14 shooting with 7 threes while Chris Knight added 12 points on 6 of 8 shooting and Brendan Barry added 10 points with 4 steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Dartmouth in the losing effort. Aaryn Rai added 4 points with 9 rebounds as well in the loss for the Big Green. Knight leads Dartmouth with an average of 15.5 points and 7 rebounds per game while Barry leads the Big Green in assists with 3.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Dartmouth is averaging 73.7 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, 38.4% from behind the arc and 72.4% from the foul line this season.

Princeton is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a win and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Dartmouth is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 21-9-4 ATS in their last 34 games following a loss while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Dartmouth laying a point at home feels strange but a loss here would pretty much knock the Big Green out from postseason contention mathematically. With that said, getting a free point to fade a Dartmouth team that’s struggled mightily in conference play is too good to pass up. Sure, Dartmouth has been solid ATS as of late, but the fact is that we are getting a point with the better team and that’s never a bad way to increase your bankroll, so I’ll side with Princeton to pick up the road win here.

Pick:
Princeton +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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