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

Game
Yale at Dartmouth
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Leede Arena
Hanover, New Hampshire
The Line
Dartmouth Big Green +7
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Yale at Dartmouth
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The Yale Bulldogs and the Dartmouth Big Green will meet up on the college basketball court Saturday.

Yale comes into this one at 12-4 overall on the year. The Bulldogs had a nice eight-game winning streak going into Friday night’s game versus Harvard, but Yale ended up dropping that one 65-49.

In the loss to the Crimson, Yale’s top scorer was Alex Copeland on 14 points with one rebound, one assist and three steals. Miye Oni was the only other Bulldog in double-figures there with 11 points and two rebounds.

Over on the Dartmouth side, they’re 10-9 on the season right now. the Green had a 2-1 mark over a three-game span last month, but since then they’ve dropped to Harvard and Brown.

In Friday’s loss to the Bears, Dartmouth was led by Chris Knight’s 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Ian Sistare doubled up for the Big Green in that one with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in the last eight versus the Ivy League and 4-2 ATS in their last six overall. Yale is 4-2 ATS in their last six versus a team with a winning straight-up record and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between these two teams at Dartmouth.

Meanwhile, the Green are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. The under is 9-3 in Dartmouth’s last 12 Saturday games and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings between these two teams.

Yale was on a nice run there for a while, but had been playing with fire a little bit in their games against Brown and CSUN; two of the three weren’t very convincing wins. That leads us to the Harvard game, where the Bulldogs fell behind 35-20 after the first half and couldn’t gain any ground after that.

Dartmouth didn’t do a whole lot better against Brown on Friday, trailing 27-23 at the break, but the Green were in the game at the end and could have taken a W if a couple things had broken their way.

In any case, I think Dartmouth is probably going to be the lesser of two evils here, so I’m going to stick with the Green.

Pick:
Dartmouth Big Green +7

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