Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Big Green? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Edward Leede Arena in Hanover, NH. The Bulldogs are the favored team in this Ivy League conference contest against the Big Green. The game’s over/under currently sits at 132.5 points.
YALE BULLDOGS VS DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dartmouth Big Green +11.5
This game will be played at Edward Leede Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Big Green.
- Not only will Dartmouth pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +11.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Bulldogs Lock in a Win at Hanover?
Yale enters this game as 11.5-point favorites, and they have gone 7-3 when favored this season. The Bulldogs’ overall record is 11-6, and they have won four straight games.
So far, Yale has gone 2-0 in Ivy League play, and they have gone 6-5 on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Bulldogs are 6-4, and their average scoring margin on the road is -0.7 points per game.
Against the spread, Yale has a 7-7-1 record this season. On the road, the Bulldogs have an ATS mark of 5-5-1. As the favorite, Yale is just 3-6-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone just 3-6-1 ATS.
Yale’s over/under record for the season is 10-5 and today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (142.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their over/under record in their last three games is 3-0.
The Yale offense is coming off a game in which they scored 89 points vs. Columbia. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.5% while connecting on 12 threes. Leading the team in scoring was John Poulakidas with 26 points. Danny Wolf also added 17 points for the Bulldogs.
Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 86th rank in the nation, allowing 67.9 points per game. Yale’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Columbia offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 70 points.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?
After losing their last five games, Dartmouth is 4-11 overall and 0-2 in Ivy League play. They are 2-2 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is -6.0 points per game. On the other hand, their average scoring margin on the road is -17.1 points per game.
So far, Dartmouth has been the underdog in 11 of their 15 games. As the underdog, they are 1-10. Their record as the underdog is 1-10, compared to 1-1 as the favorite. The Big Green’s last game was a 76-58 loss to Princeton.
When looking at Dartmouth’s ATS record this season, they are currently 4-9. Their ATS record at home is 2-2 and their ATS record vs. the spread as the underdog is 3-8. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Big Green have gone 3-7 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Dartmouth’s games this season (138.8). So far, 8 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points.
The Big Green’s offense finished with 58 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 60.6 points per contest. The top scorer for the Big Green was Brandon Mitchell-Day with 15 points, while Izaiah Robinson also added 13 to the scoreboard.
At this time, the Big Green’s defense is positioned 107th in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. Against Princeton in their most recent game, the Dartmouth defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Princeton to hit 45% of their shots.