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Penn vs Dartmouth Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Quakers vs Big Green Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Penn Quakers at Dartmouth Big Green
  • Where: Hanover at Edward Leede Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Penn -5, PENN -230 | DART +184 O/U 141.5

Quakers Preview:

Penn will take the floor against the Big Green with an overall record of 9-8. On the road, the Quakers will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Quakers have been favored 8 times, going 6-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Penn as -5 point favorites.

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Penn will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Dingle who is averaging 24.2 points per game for the Quakers. Dingle 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 Quakers’ offensive game plan is the play of Clark Slajchert who has hit 48.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 17.14 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Penn this season, as they are currently ranked 170th in college basketball at 72.0 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 Quakers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 285th in the NCAA.

Big Green Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Penn, the Dartmouth Big Green will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 5-12. So far this season, Dartmouth has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-3. For the season, Dartmouth has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Big Green being +5 point underdogs.

Demilade Adelekun comes into today’s game as the Big Green’s leading scorer at 11.31 points per contest. Not only has Adelekun been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Dartmouth’s top rebounder at 7.12 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 11.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.9% of his shots and is adding 3.93 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Penn Quakers -5

Heading into this matchup, with the Penn Quakers sitting as -5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Penn and Dartmouth are averaging 8.07 and 9.46 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Penn has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 5-4-1 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Quakers to cover at -5.

 


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