Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Big Green versus the Quakers? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at The Palestra in Philadelphia, PA. The odds for this Ivy League conference game currently have the Quakers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 134 points.
DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN VS PENN QUAKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dartmouth Big Green +7.5
This game will be played at The Palestra at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Quakers.
- Even though we have Penn winning straight-up, we like Dartmouth at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Taking a Look at the Big Green Chances on the Road
Heading into today’s matchup, Dartmouth is the underdog and has lost three straight games. So far this season, they are 4-9 overall and 0-7 on the road.
In their last game, the Big Green faced Vanderbilt and lost by a score of 69-53. Over their last 10 road games, Dartmouth is winless.
As the underdog this season, Dartmouth has gone 3-6 vs. the spread. On the road, the Big Green are just 2-5 ATS this year and have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Dartmouth has an ATS record of 4-6.
Today’s over/under line of 134 for the Dartmouth-Penn game is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.6). So far, the over/under record for Dartmouth this season is 1-10. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points.
Dartmouth offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 53 points against Vanderbilt. In that game, they made 5/22 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 37.7%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Dusan Neskovic who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.4. Jayden Williams also heads into the game with a PPG average of 9.1.
Coming into today’s game, the Dartmouth defense is giving up an average of 68.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Vanderbilt, the Commodores finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 69 points vs. Dartmouth.
Are Penn Ready for a Home Win?
Heading into today’s matchup, the Penn Quakers are favored by 7.5 points over Dartmouth. So far this season, Penn has gone 5-2 at home and has an average scoring margin of +4.3 points per game at home.
In their last game, the Quakers faced off against Auburn and lost by a score of 88-68. Over their last ten games at home, Penn has gone 8-2.
As the favorite, Penn has gone 4-4 vs. the spread this season and they are 4-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Quakers are 4-3 vs. the spread this year and they are 2-2 in their last 5 home games vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Penn games is 8-5 and today’s over/under line of 134 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and during their last five games, the average scoring total is 144 points. So far, this season, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 134.
Coming off their recent game, the Penn offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Auburn. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41%, and they made 10 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Clark Slajchert who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.4. Tyler Perkins also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.5.
In terms of defense, Penn is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.3 points per game. The Penn defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 88 points and allowed Auburn to connect on 12 threes.