Expect a defensive battle when the Dartmouth Big Green (10-15, 3-7 Ivy) meet the Cornell Big Red (6-17, 3-7 Ivy) at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Dartmouth Big Green vs. Cornell Big Red ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Big Red easily got past the Brown Bears, 63-45, while the Big Green lost a tough one against the Princeton Tigers, 65-62.
The Big Red, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.492, had a solid mark of 0.585 and had a free throw rate of 0.366 (above their season average of 0.185). Dartmouth, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 6.2 (better than their season average of 17.3). Cornell was lifted by Bryan Knapp, who had 17 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Chris Knight was a key piece for Dartmouth with 27 points and 12 rebounds.
In their first matchup this year, Knight led the Big Green to a 75-53 win. He notched a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Making free throws was one of Dartmouth’s largest strengths. They were 15-18 (83.3 percent), while the Big Red were 8-11 (72.7 percent).
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams square off. Cornell ranks 315th in possessions per game (66.2) and Dartmouth is 295th (66.9).
Dartmouth Big Green vs. Cornell Big Red ATS Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Cornell, ATS Winner – Dartmouth, O/U – Under
- Cornell ranks 87th in steals per game (6.9) while Dartmouth ranks 228th (4.9).
- The Big Green rank 172nd in rebounds per game (35.0) while the Big Red rank 243rd (33.2).
- Cornell averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 66th in the NCAA. Dartmouth ranks 93rd in assists allowed per game (12.0).
- The Big Red average 22.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 122nd in the NCAA. The Big Green rank 252nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
- Dartmouth ranks 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Cornell ranks 151st (3.8).
- During their last five games, the Big Green have scored an average of 65.0 points per game (0.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.0 points per game (1.1 below their season average).
- The Big Red’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.6, up from 2.5 for the season.