Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Big Green and Pioneers. The game is starting at 11:30 ET on NEC, and it’s hosted by the Pioneers at William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 137.5 points, and the Pioneers are favored to win at home against the Big Green.
DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN VS SACRED HEART PIONEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sacred Heart Pioneers -4
This game will be played at William H. Pitt Center at 11:30 ET on Thursday, December 21st.
WHY BET THE SACRED HEART PIONEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Pioneers.
- Not only will Sacred Heart pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Do the Big Green Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Dartmouth comes into their 12th game of the season with a 4-7 overall record. Over their last ten road games, Dartmouth has gone 1-9, including last year. At the moment, Dartmouth sits with a sub-.500 ATS record of 2-4. Looking at their performance in the last five games, they have gone 2-2 vs. the spread.
So far, Dartmouth’s games have averaged 133 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.7 points. The Big Green have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 126 points per game and an over/under record of 0-4.
Compared to their season average of 62.7 points per game, Dartmouth struggled in their previous game. Against Le Moyne, the Big Green scored 54 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.7%. Leading Dartmouth in scoring vs. Le Moyne was Jaren Johnson with his 12 points. Nikola Dimitrijevic also added 12 points for the Big Green.
The Big Green’s defense is presently ranked 84th nationally, allowing an average of 66.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.0 threes per game vs. Sacred Heart. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 23.8%.
Pressure Builds for Sacred Heart as Home Favorites
Sacred Heart will face Dartmouth with a 4-9 record. The Pioneers are 1-6 on the road and 2-2 this season. As Sacred Heart enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 6-5. This season, they have gone 4-3 vs. the spread on the road and 2-2 at home.
In 13 games, Sacred Heart comes in with an over/under mark of 6-5-0, with their games averaging 148.8 points per game. In the Pioneers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 137 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.
The Sacred Heart offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. Albany. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.3% while connecting on 5 threes. Nico Galette is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.1. Meanwhile, Alex Sobel also brings a PPG average of 11.5 into the game.
So far, the Pioneers’ defense is ranked 170th in the country at 71.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. Dartmouth. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.3%.