Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Big Green and Lions. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Lions at Levien Gymnasium in New York, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Ivy League conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with Columbia being favored by -9.5 at home against Dartmouth.


The Pick: Dartmouth Big Green +9.5

This game will be played at Levien Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 16th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Lions.
  • Even though we have Columbia winning straight-up, we like Dartmouth at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Big Green Make it Happen in New York?

Despite their struggles this season, the Dartmouth Big Green have been a much better team at home than on the road. They are 3-5 at home compared to 0-10 on the road, where they have been outscored by an average of 17.2 points per game. Dartmouth has lost 10 straight road games, and they will look to snap that streak tonight.

So far, the Big Green have been the underdog in 16 of their 20 games, going 2-14 in those contests. They come into tonight’s game as 9.5-point underdogs, and their record against the spread is 5-15 this season. Dartmouth is also looking to snap a three-game losing streak, and they are 1-6 in Ivy League play.

When looking at Dartmouth’s ATS record for the season, they are just 6-12. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 2-8. Over their last three road games, the Big Green are 0-3 vs. the spread.

This season, Dartmouth’s over/under record is 3-15 and today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.4). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 124 points.

Dartmouth offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against Harvard. In that game, they made 5/14 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 40%. Dusan Neskovic is leading the team in scoring at 14.9 points per contest. Brandon Mitchell-Day has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.3 going into the game.

Currently, the Big Green’s defense holds the 105th rank in the nation, allowing 69.6 points per game. Against Harvard in their most recent game, the Dartmouth defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Harvard to hit 50% of their shots.

Can the Lions Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After winning their last game against Brown by a score of 83-69, Columbia has a record of 12-8. At home, they have gone 5-2 this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

On the year, the Lions have been favored in six games, going 5-1 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +6.3 points per game, and their average scoring margin on the road is -3.2 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Columbia has a record of 4-2 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-2, including a perfect 2-0 mark over their last 3 home games. Overall, the Lions’ ATS record is 10-7.

Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Columbia’s games this season (148 points). So far, 17 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s total. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points, which is lower than today’s line.

In their recent matchup, the Columbia offense ended with 83 points against Brown. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 54.5% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Lions was Josh Odunowo with 17 points, while Noah Robledo also chipped in with 15 points.

At this time, the Lions’ defense is positioned 114th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. Against Brown, the Lions’ defense gave up 69 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Brown only made 10 free-throws.