The Boston University Terriers (3-7), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they welcome the Dartmouth Big Green (6-4) to Case Gym. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Dartmouth Big Green at Boston University Terriers ATS Preview
The last time the Big Green played, they dismantled the Maine Black Bears, 77-44. James Foye was the top scorer from either team with 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Dartmouth played a nearly flawless game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 18.5) and a free throw rate of 0.208 (above their season average of 0.157). Maine was 20.8 and 0.102, respectively, for those same stats.
The Terriers are trying to rebound after their 84-79 loss to the Binghamton Bearcats in their last contest. Max Mahoney led Boston University in scoring with 38 points on 15-for-23 shooting. Binghamton did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (12-16; 75.0 percent). Boston University, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 8.2 (better than their season average of 16.4).
The inefficient offense of Boston University will battle against the elite defense of Dartmouth. The Terriers rank 258th in offensive efficiency, while the Big Green are 52nd in defensive efficiency. The Big Green should have the edge on that end of the court.
This is the first time these teams will battle this year. The Big Green won the sole contest played against each other last season, 78-68. Dartmouth out-rebounded Boston University. The Big Green had more offensive rebounds (12 vs. two), defensive rebounds (24 vs. 20) and total rebounds (36 vs. 22).
Dartmouth Big Green vs. Boston University Terriers ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Boston University, ATS Winner – Boston University, O/U – Over
The Big Green rank 129th in rebounds per game (35.9) while the Terriers rank 159th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
Boston University ranks 71st in three pointers allowed per game (20.2) while Dartmouth ranks 246th (26.0).
The Terriers rank 39th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while the Big Green rank 143rd (13.0).
Dartmouth ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while Boston University ranks 85th (3.2).
The Terriers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.4, up from 2.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Big Green have scored an average of 75.6 points per game (8.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.0 points per game (3.5 above their season average).