Harvard Crimson vs Dartmouth Big Green Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Dartmouth Big Green try to run the Harvard Crimson off the court at Leede Arena in college hoops action.
The Big Green currently sports a 3-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-4 ATS. The Crimson are 8-5 and 7-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Big Green produce a 1-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Crimson have gone 6-4 against the number.
The Big Green were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Big Green rated this week at No. 311 and the Crimson sitting at No. 165. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-57 result in favor of the Crimson.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Dartmouth's No. 324-ranked scoring average of 58.4 PPG, against a Crimson defense rated No. 126 and allowing 64.1 PPG. The Big Green FG% has averaged 36.8% to date this season, less than the Crimson shooters have managed so far (47.7% per game).
Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Dartmouth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Harvard was a 92-62 winner at home against Rice. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Crimson and Owls didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rice was handed a 92-62 defeat on Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion.
Dartmouth was a 75-58 winner in its last match at home against Army. Gabas Maldunas scored 13 points leading the Big Green to a 75-58 victory over Army at Leede Arena on Tuesday.
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Rice are 1-1
After a win are 4-6
Dartmouth Big Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Army are 2-8
After a win are 0-10
A few Crimson at Big Green trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Harvard's last 5 games when playing on the road against Dartmouth
Harvard is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dartmouth
Harvard is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Harvard is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Dartmouth
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dartmouth's last 5 games when playing Harvard
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dartmouth's last 5 games when playing at home against Harvard
Dartmouth is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games at home
Dartmouth is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Harvard
Harvard at Memphis, Saturday, January 19
Dartmouth home to Colby-Sawyer, Thursday, January 17