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Big Green open as college hoops underdog vs Lions

Columbia LionsDartmouth Big Green
17-10February 28, 2014, 07:00 | Leede Arena9-15

Dartmouth looks to cover the Big Green-Lions pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 9-15 mark when they host Columbia in college basketball wagering action.

Dartmouth will face the 17-10 Lions, who own a 10-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Big Green are 8-6-1 on the OU so far this season while the Lions are 6-11.

View Columbia Lions vs Dartmouth Big Green Odds and Stats.

The Lions were listed as -4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 74-rated Columbia taking on the No. 280-rated Big Green in this contest.

Columbia was a 62-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Yale. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Lions grabbed a 62-46 win over the Bulldogs on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Alex Rosenberg at Levien Gym.

Last time out for Dartmouth, they were a 74-65 loser as they battled Pennsylvania on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Brandon McDonnell scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Big Green to a win (they lost 74-65 to Pennsylvania at Palestra on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dartmouth's No. 215 nationally ranked offense (66.75 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 20 at 62.44 PPG. The Big Green have been averaging 44.21% from the field, less than the Lions have managed so far this season (44.54% on average).

A few Lions at Big Green trends to consider:
Columbia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Columbia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Columbia is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbia's last 5 games on the road
Dartmouth is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Dartmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dartmouth's last 5 games
Dartmouth is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Columbia at Harvard, Saturday, March 1st
Dartmouth at Cornell, Saturday, March 1st