Check out our free Dartmouth vs Princeton pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Princeton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Dartmouth vs Princeton Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Big Green vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Dartmouth Big Green at Princeton Tigers
- Where: Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Dartmouth +12.5, DART +591 | PRNCE -916 O/U 137.5
Big Green Preview:
Dartmouth heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-12. So far, the Big Green have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 3-9. For the season, Dartmouth has been the underdog in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 4-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Big Green being +12.5 point underdogs.
Demilade Adelekun comes into today’s game as the Big Green’s leading scorer at 11.5 points per contest. Not only has Adelekun been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Dartmouth’s top rebounder at 7.17 boards per contest. Behind Adelekun, the team has benefited from the strong play of Ryan Cornish, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.06 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.2% of his shots and is adding 3.82 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Dartmouth this season, as they are currently ranked 236th in college basketball at 70.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Big Green’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 204th in the NCAA.
Princeton heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-5. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 7-2. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -12.5 points in their favor. For the season, Princeton has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 9-4.
Tosan Evbuomwan comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 13.22 points per contest. Not only has Evbuomwan been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Princeton’s top rebounder at 6.22 boards per contest. Behind Evbuomwan, the team has benefited from the strong play of Ryan Langborg, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.44 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.7% of his shots and is adding 3.33 boards per game.
Through 18 games, Princeton has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.9 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Tigers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.8% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 10.97 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Princeton Tigers -12.5
If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Dartmouth Big Green to cover as +12.5 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Dartmouth and Princeton come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Big Green and the fact that they have 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on their away floor.