Planning on watching today’s Crimson and Big Green game? Catch the action at Edward Leede Arena in Hanover, NH, as the Big Green hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. Harvard is favored by -6.5 in this Ivy League conference contest against Dartmouth. The game’s over/under currently sits at 135 points.

HARVARD CRIMSON VS DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dartmouth Big Green +6.5

This game will be played at Edward Leede Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Big Green.
  • Not only will Dartmouth pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Crimson Offense Score Enough in Hanover?

Harvard will look to bounce back after a tough 80-60 loss to Yale. The Crimson are favored by 6.5 points and have gone 8-1 as the favorite this season. They have a record of 14-12 overall and are 5-7 in Ivy League play.

On the road, Harvard has gone 5-6 this year, and over their last 10 games away from home, they have a record of 3-7. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 6.5 points per game on the road.

When looking at Harvard’s ATS record this season, they are currently 9-15. In games where they have been favored, their record vs. the spread is 4-5. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-6 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 4-6.

Harvard’s over/under record for the season is 15-9 and today’s line of 135 is lower than the average over/under mark in their games (143.5). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during this span is 2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Harvard offense ended with 60 points against Yale. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.2% and made 7 threes. Chisom Okpara is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Malik Mack brings a PPG average of 17.5 into the game.

The Crimson’s defense is presently ranked 156th nationally, allowing an average of 71.6 points per contest. The Harvard defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed Yale to connect on 7 threes.

Can Dartmouth Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

After losing their last game to Brown, 89-67, Dartmouth is now 5-21 on the season and 1-12 in Ivy League play. Over their last 10 games, the Big Green have gone 4-6 at home.

So far this season, Dartmouth has gone 2-20 when considered the underdog. They have been the underdog in 22 of their 26 games.

As the underdog, Dartmouth has gone 7-14-1 against the spread this season and they are just 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three home games. Overall, their ATS mark at home is 5-5 and their season record vs. the spread is 8-15-1.

Today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than the average over/under line in Dartmouth’s games this season (137.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points compared to their season average of 133.4 points per game. So far this year, their over/under record is 8-16.

In their recent matchup, the Dartmouth offense ended with 67 points against Brown. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 5 threes. For the season, the Dartmouth offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 329th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 40%.

Currently, the Big Green’s defense holds the 170th rank in the nation, allowing 72.0 points per game. Against Brown, the Big Green’s defense gave up 89 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Brown only made 5 free-throws.