Dartmouth Big Green take on Lancers in NCAA basketball test
Dartmouth Big Green vs Longwood Lancers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Longwood and Dartmouth on Saturday, with the host Lancers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Lancers currently sports a 2-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-0 ATS. The Big Green are 1-3 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lancers produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Big Green have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lancers at No. 337 and the Big Green at No. 317 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-52 result in favor of the Big Green.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Longwood's No. 162-ranked scoring average of 69.3 PPG, against a Big Green defense rated No. 144 and allowing 64.5 PPG. The Lancers FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, more than the Big Green shooters have managed so far (35.1% per game).
Defensively, Dartmouth features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Longwood, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.
Dartmouth lost its last outing, a 62-49 result against Bucknell on November 27. Dartmouth got 12 points from Alex Mitola but lost anyway, 62-49, to Bucknell on Tuesday at Sojka Pavilion.
Last time out for Longwood, they were an 88-75 winner as they battled Central Penn College at home. The Lancers grabbed an 88-75 win over the Knights on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Michael Kessens at Willet Hall.
Dartmouth Big Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Elon are 0-1
After playing Bucknell are 0-3
After a loss are 1-9
A few Big Green at Lancers trends to consider:
Dartmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dartmouth at Elon, Tuesday, December 4
Longwood at Georgetown, Monday, December 10