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Penn vs. Dartmouth- 2/15/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dartmouth at Penn
Date & Time Friday February 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Philadelphia, PA
The Line
Penn Quakers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5
TV Channel
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The Dartmouth Big Green and the Penn Quakers meet in Ivy League college basketball action from the Palestra on Friday night.

The Dartmouth Big Green will look to build some steam after snapping a 4-game losing streak with an 82-66 win over Columbia last time out. Brendan Barry led the Big Green with 21 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 threes, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. James Foye added 14 points with a team-high 4 assists while Chris Knight and Ian Carter each had 11 points with Knight doing his work in 15 minutes on the floor. Ian Sistare added 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for Dartmouth in the win while Aaryn Rai added 8 points to match his team-high 8 rebounds in the victory. Knight leads Dartmouth with an average of 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while Barry leads the Big Green in assists with 3.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Dartmouth is averaging 74.8 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 39.2% from behind the 3-point line and 72.1% from the foul line this season.

The Penn Quakers will look to rebound after splitting their last 8 games after a 78-65 loss to Yale last time out. Devon Goodman and Antonio Woods each lad the Quakers with 16 points and 3 steals with Goodman adding 4 threes while Woods chipped in 3 triples. AJ Brodeur chipped in 14 points with team-highs of 8 rebounds and 7 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Penn in the losing effort. Brodeur leads the Quakers with an average of 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Penn is averaging 74.7 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, 36.3% from behind the arc and 63% from the foul line this season.

Dartmouth is 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Penn is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Ivy League while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Dartmouth is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams but just 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams at Penn.

Both of these teams desperately need a win here, as both sit at 2-4 in conference play with that all-important 4th-seed sitting at 4-2 as only the top 4 teams in the Ivy League qualify for the conference tournament. With that said, the last meeting was a dominant Penn win, but prior to that, the last 10 meetings and 12 of the previous 13 meetings had been decided by 9 points or less. I think this is just too many points to be laying with so much at stake for both teams, so I’ll take Dartmouth and the points in this one.

Dartmouth +9.5

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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