The Dartmouth Big Green (7-11, 0-3 Ivy), who are currently riding a six-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they visit Palestra to go head-to-head against the Penn Quakers (9-7, 1-2 Ivy). Action starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
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The last time the Big Green played, they were blown out by the Princeton Tigers, 66-44. Dartmouth’s Chris Knight had a good performance, finishing with 10 points. Princeton had an effective field goal percentage of 0.594 (above their season average of 0.533). Dartmouth, on the other hand, held the Tigers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.5 (below their season average of 30.1).
The Quakers hope to keep it rolling after narrowly defeating the Harvard Crimson in their last outing, 75-72. Penn was lifted by AJ Brodeur, who was the game’s leading scorer with 20 points on 6-for-13 shooting. The Quakers knocked down 18 of their 25 free throws (72.0 percent) and held the Crimson to an effective field goal percentage of 0.400 (below their season average of 0.527).
This game should be a battle of opposite paces. Penn has preferred an up-and-down style of play (40th in possessions per game), while Dartmouth has been more half-court-oriented (267th in possessions per game). Moreover, the Big Green rank 320th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.178), while the Quakers rank 49th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.178).
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year, after the Quakers won both games last season. In the last matchup, Penn won 65-51. The Quakers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.7 and a turnover percentage of 16.1. The Big Green were 6.7 and 25.1, respectively, for those same stats.
Dartmouth Big Green vs. Penn Quakers Betting Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Penn, ATS Winner – Penn, O/U – Under
The Quakers rank 158th in steals per game (5.9) while the Big Green rank 228th (4.7).
Dartmouth ranks 42nd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Penn ranks 76th (3.1).
Penn ranks 21st in three pointers attempted per game (27.5) while Dartmouth ranks 229th in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
The Quakers rank 36th in assists per game (15.3) while the Big Green rank 185th (12.4).
Dartmouth ranks 109th in rebounds allowed per game (34.1) while Penn ranks 257th (38.6).
The Quakers have been outscored by an average of 3.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Penn has defeated opponents by an average of 2.6 points.
During their last five games, the Big Green have scored an average of 59.2 points per game (6.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (5.2 above their season average).