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Big Green face Harvard Crimson: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Dartmouth Big GreenHarvard Crimson
Jan 7, 2:00 PM | Lavietes Pavilion

Dartmouth Big Green vs Harvard Crimson Odds

3-12TEAM RECORD12-2

Harvard will look to improve on its 12-2 record on Saturday when they host Dartmouth in NCAAB odds action at Lavietes Pavilion.

The Big Green will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson are 6-4 ATS. Dartmouth is 1-6 against the total, while Harvard is 3-7 versus the number.

View Dartmouth vs Harvard Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Crimson as 22-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 116 (Crimson) and the No. 267 (Big Green) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-56 result in favor of the Crimson has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Big Green rank No. 281 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.3 per game. That compares with Harvard’s No. 254 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Harvard is college basketball's No. 145-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Big Green rate No. 150 with 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Dartmouth features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.4 points per game. Harvard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.

Dartmouth was a 67-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against Bucknell. The Big Green endured a 67-59 loss at the hands of the Bison on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Gabas Maldunas at Leede Arena.

Harvard was a 60-54 loser in its last match on the road against Fordham. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites. Harvard suffered a 60-54 loss against Fordham on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Brandyn Curry in a losing effort at Rose Hill Gym.

Dartmouth Big Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
After playing Bucknell are 0-2
After a loss are 3-7

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Monmouth are 0-1
After playing Fordham are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Big Green at Crimson trends to consider:
Dartmouth is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Dartmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Dartmouth
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Harvard's last 8 games when playing Dartmouth
Harvard is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Dartmouth home to Longwood, Saturday, January 14
Harvard at Monmouth, Tuesday, January 10

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