Maine Black Bears at Dartmouth Big Green Free Prediction


The Maine Black Bears (1-8) and the Dartmouth Big Green (4-5) face off at Edward Leede Arena. The Black Bears will attempt to snap their eight-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Maine Black Bears vs. Dartmouth Big Green Betting Odds

In their last game, the Big Green dismantled the Newbury Nighthawks, 114-39, while the Black Bears fell to the Denver Pioneers, 63-50.

Dartmouth dominated every stat category in the contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.096 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.8. Newbury had marks of 0.014 and 20.4, respectively, for those same stats. Maine, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.8 vs. 21.2). Brendan Barry had a solid outing for Dartmouth with 26 points and five assists. Vincent Eze, meanwhile had a solid performance for Maine, recording four points and 10 rebounds.

The Big Green won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 73-66. The Big Green’s offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Black Bears. Dartmouth had a rate of 25.9, while Maine posted a mark of 13.8.

Maine may have trouble getting to the charity stripe in this contest. The Black Bears rank 320th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.193, while Dartmouth ranks 36th in FTA rate allowed (0.187) dating back to last season.

Maine Black Bears at Dartmouth Big Green Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Dartmouth, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Dartmouth ranks 118th in rebounds allowed per game (34.1) while Maine ranks 267th (38.0).
  • The Big Green rank 140th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Black Bears rank 221st in three pointers allowed per game (23.7).
  • Dartmouth ranks 134th in blocks per game (3.4) while Maine ranks 156th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • The Big Green rank 138th in steals allowed per game (6.1) while the Black Bears rank 241st (7.5).
  • Dartmouth ranks 129th in assists per game (13.9) while Maine ranks 228th (12.3).