Check out our free Dartmouth vs South Florida pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Tampa. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Dartmouth vs South Florida Pick & Preview: Friday, December 16th Betting Odds
Big Green vs Bulls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Dartmouth Big Green at South Florida Bulls
- Where: Tampa at Yuengling Center
- Date: Friday, December 16th
- Betting Odds: Dartmouth +11, DART +470 | SFL -708 O/U 131.5
Big Green Preview:
Through 12 games, the Dartmouth Big Green have an overall record of 4-8. So far, the Big Green have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 1-6. For the season, Dartmouth has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Big Green being +11 point underdogs.
Dartmouth’s leading scorer this season is Ryan Cornish who is averaging 11.82 points per contest. So far, Cornish has accounted for 15.06% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.0 rebounds per game and 2.36 assists. Demilade Adelekun is the second leading scorer for the Big Green, averaging 9.83 points per game. Between him and Adelekun, they are accounting for 28.7% of the team’s scoring.
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 that 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.
South Florida heads into this matchup having played 10 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-6. Currently, the Bulls have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 2-5. The Bulls’ are sitting with a betting line that is -11 points in their favor. For the season, South Florida has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3.
South Florida will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Harris who is averaging 15.1 points per game for the Bulls. Harris is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulls’ offensive gameplan is the play of Selton Miguel who has hit 43.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 491st in college basketball at 57.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulls’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 25.2%, placing them 560th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Dartmouth Big Green +11
Our analysis for this game between South Florida Bulls and the Dartmouth Big Green points to Dartmouth covering the spread as +11 point underdogs. We the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Dartmouth to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Big Green are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Dartmouth won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Dartmouth Big Green at +11.