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Yale vs. Dartmouth - 2/22/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dartmouth at Yale
Date & Time Friday February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
John J. Lee Amphitheater
New Haven, CT
The Line
Yale Bulldogs -10 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ESPN+, ESPNEWS
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The Dartmouth Big Green and the Yale Bulldogs meet in Ivy League college basketball action from the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday night.

The Dartmouth Big Green will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after dropping a 69-68 heartbreaker to Princeton in their last outing. Brendan Barry led the Big Green with 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting with 4 threes while James Foye added 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 5 rebounds and Chris Knight chipped in 12 points with 6 boards to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Dartmouth in the loss. Aaryn Rai contributed 9 points with a team-high 8 rebounds, 3 assists and a pair of steals. Knight leads Dartmouth with an average of 16.1 points and 7.2 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 74.7 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field, 39.2% from behind the arc and 72.4% from the foul line this season.

The Yale Bulldogs will look to build on their current 5-game winning streak after a 98-92 road win over Cornell in their last outing. Paul Atkinson led the Bulldogs with 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting with 10 rebounds for the double-double while Jordan Bruner added 22 points with 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Miye Oni chipped in 20 points with 7 rebounds and a team-high 6 assists to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Yale in the win. Oni leads Yale with an average of 18.2 points and 3.8 assists per game while Bruner leads the Bulldogs in rebounding with 8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Yale is averaging 81 points per game on 49.3% shooting from the field, which is the 8th-best field goal percentage in the country, along with a 36.6% mark from 3-point range and 70.1% from the foul line this season.

Dartmouth is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 conference games. Yale is 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 conference games. Dartmouth is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams at Yale but are also 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams overall.

I give full credit to Dartmouth for hanging around on the road, and losing their last two road games by a combined 4 points, including the heartbreaking loss to Princeton. However, Yale has already beat the Big Green by 21 points this season, and Yale was on the road for that game. The Bulldogs have won back-to-back games at home by double digits and I think Yale makes it 3 in a row with a win and cover here.

Pick:
Yale -10

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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