It will be a battle between two superb defenses when the Maine Black Bears (3-6) go head-to-head against the Dartmouth Big Green (5-4) at Cross Insurance Center. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Dartmouth Big Green vs. Maine Black Bears ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Black Bears edged the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, 66-64, while the Big Green were blown out by the South Florida Bulls, 63-44.
Maine’s 0.547 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Central Connecticut State, who had a mark of 0.421. The Black Bears’ mark was above their season average of 0.483, while the Blue Devils’ was below the 0.490 mark opponents have averaged against Maine this season. Dartmouth, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (8-10; 80.0 percent). Andrew Fleming played well for Maine with 18 points. Ian Sistare had a good outing for Dartmouth, finishing with eight points.
The Big Green won the sole game between these two teams last season, 78-52. The Big Green’s 8.1 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Black Bears, who had a mark of 17.6.
The ineffective offense of Maine will square off against the elite defense of Dartmouth. Since last season, the Black Bears rank 331st in offensive efficiency, while the Big Green are 60th in defensive efficiency. The Big Green should have the edge on that end of the court.
Dartmouth Big Green at Maine Black Bears Pick
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Maine, ATS Winner – Maine, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Maine ranks 22nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.3) while Dartmouth ranks 259th (21.3).
- The Big Green are 11th in the nation with 2.8 blocks allowed per game while the Black Bears are 29th with 2.4 blocks allowed per game.
- The Black Bears rank 16th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while the Big Green rank 168th (34.0).
- Maine ranks 35th in assists allowed per game (14.3) while Dartmouth ranks 141st (12.3).