The Dartmouth Big Green (7-8) will attempt to put an end to the six-game winning streak of Harvard when they head to Lavietes Pavilion to challenge the Crimson (11-4). Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Dartmouth Big Green vs. Harvard Crimson ATS Preview
In the Big Green’s last game, they lost to the Vermont Catamounts, 77-68. With 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting, Aaryn Rai was Dartmouth’s high scorer. Vermont had a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 15.1). Dartmouth, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.587 (above their season average of 0.507).
The Crimson come in on a high note after topping the UC Irvine Anteaters in their last outing, 77-73. Harvard received a boost from Christian Juzang, who led the team in scoring with 15 points on 5-for-12 shooting. The Crimson made 18 of their 23 free throws (78.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.557 (above their season average of 0.524).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after splitting two games last season. In the last contest, the Crimson won 64-59. The Crimson dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.255 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.7. For those same stats, the Big Green had marks of 0.069 and 18.4, respectively.
When considering effective field goal percentage, Harvard should have a noteworthy advantage. The upper-echelon Crimson offense ranks 73rd in the nation in that metric at 0.526, while the Dartmouth defense is ranked 182nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.486).
Dartmouth vs. Harvard Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Harvard, ATS Winner – Dartmouth, O/U – Over
The Crimson rank 41st in assists allowed per game (10.6) while the Big Green rank 128th (12.5).
Harvard ranks 54th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Dartmouth ranks 226th (24.8).
The Crimson rank 96th in steals per game (7.1) while the Big Green rank 235th (4.5).
Harvard ranks 16th in blocks per game (5.5) while Dartmouth ranks 151st (2.6).
The Crimson’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.6, down from 8.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Big Green have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (0.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (5.5 above their season average).