The Yale Bulldogs (17-4, 7-1 Ivy) and the Dartmouth Big Green (11-13, 2-6 Ivy) battle at John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs will try to prolong their five-game winning streak. The game can be seen on ESPNews at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 22, 2019.
Dartmouth Big Green at Yale Bulldogs ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Bulldogs defeated the Cornell Big Red, 98-92, while the Big Green lost a winnable game to the Princeton Tigers, 69-68.
The Bulldogs, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.2, had a ridiculous mark of 41.7 and had a turnover percentage of 10.4 (better than their season average of 17.9). Dartmouth, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.556 vs. 0.517). Paul Atkinson played well for Yale, contributing 23 points and 10 rebounds. Dartmouth was lifted by Brendan Barry, who had 26 points.
In their first matchup this year, Oni led the Bulldogs to an 89-68 victory. He was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points. Yale’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Dartmouth. The Bulldogs had a rate of 0.623 while the Big Green posted a mark of 0.449.
The high-octane offense of Yale will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Dartmouth. The Bulldogs currently rank 82nd in offensive efficiency, while the Big Green are 202nd in defensive efficiency. The Bulldogs should have the edge on that end of the court. Ball security should be an advantage for the Big Green. They rank 57th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.0 percent). Conversely, the Bulldogs force the 22nd-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 15.6 percent).
Dartmouth at Yale Odds Pick
Free Pick: SU Winner – Yale, ATS Winner – Yale, O/U – Over
- Yale ranks 12th in rebounds per game (40.5) while Dartmouth ranks 194th (34.5).
- The Bulldogs rank 39th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Big Green rank 86th (3.7).
- The Big Green rank 54th in three pointers allowed per game (20.1) while the Bulldogs rank 225th (24.4).
- Yale ranks 10th in assists per game (17.3) while Dartmouth ranks 70th (14.8).
- The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.0, up from 8.1 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Big Green have scored an average of 75.4 points per game (0.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.8 points per game (7.3 above their season average).