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College basketball point spread favors Crimson in battle with Big Green

Dartmouth Big GreenHarvard Crimson
7-6January 11, 2014, 02:00 | Lavietes Pavilion13-1

The Harvard Crimson will hit the floor running against the visiting Dartmouth Big Green Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Harvard will face the 7-6 Big Green, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Crimson are 1-5-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Big Green are 2-1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Dartmouth Big Green vs Harvard Crimson Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Big Green were listed as 17.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 114-rated Dartmouth taking on the No. 48-rated Crimson in this contest.

Dartmouth was a 68-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Hartford. Dartmouth got 13 points from Alex Mitola but lost anyway, 68-56, to Hartford on Tuesday at Leede Arena.

In their last action, Harvard was a 61-56 loser on the road against Connecticut. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as underdogs. Siyani Chambers scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson to a win (they lost 61-56 to Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Harvard's No. 110 nationally ranked offense (74.47 points per game) against a Big Green defense that sits as the No. 26 at 62.62 PPG. The Crimson have been averaging 46.37% from the field, less than the Big Green have managed so far this season (48.26% on average).

A few Big Green at Crimson trends to consider:
Dartmouth is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Dartmouth is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Dartmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Harvard
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dartmouth's last 8 games when playing Harvard
Harvard is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Harvard is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Dartmouth
Harvard is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dartmouth

Next up:
Dartmouth at St. John's, Saturday, January 18th
Harvard at Florida Atlantic, Tuesday, January 21st