Harvard Crimson host Dartmouth Big Green in college basketball action
Dartmouth Big Green vs Harvard Crimson Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Big Green of Dartmouth hit the hard court against the Crimson of Harvard.
The Crimson bring a 9-6 record (8-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-11 Big Green, who are 0-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Harvard go 7-5 so far and the Big Green go 2-2.
Bettors looking to side with Harvard in this one found them as 17-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Crimson at No. 176 and the Big Green at No. 274 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-60 result in favor of the Crimson.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Big Green is ranked No. 229 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Harvard’s No. 316 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Harvard is the No. 114-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Dartmouth rates No. 187 at 6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Dartmouth owns the country's No. 85-rated mark, allowing 65.5 points per game on the highway. Harvard, on the other hand, rates No. 86 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Dartmouth was an 80-42 winner at home against Colby-Sawyer. The Big Green blew out Colby-Sawyer on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-42 win at Leede Arena.
Harvard lost its last outing, a 60-50 result against Memphis on January 19. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. Wesley Saunders scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson to a win (they lost 60-50 to Memphis at FedExForum on Saturday).
Dartmouth Big Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Brown are 1-9
After a win are 0-10
Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-4
Before playing Yale are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
A few Big Green at Crimson trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dartmouth's last 5 games when playing on the road against Harvard
Dartmouth is 1-12 SU in its last 13 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 when playing Dartmouth
Harvard is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Dartmouth
Harvard is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Harvard's last 7 games when playing Dartmouth
Dartmouth home to Brown, Friday, February 1
Harvard home to Yale, Friday, February 1