Teams trending in opposite directions meet when the Dartmouth Big Green takes on the Yale Bulldogs in a key Ivy League matchup on Friday afternoon. The Big Green (5-12, 2-4), who have lost three of four and 11 of 13 after a 3-1 start, are looking for their first win over Yale since 2014-15. The Bulldogs (10-9, 4-1), who have won two straight, are 6-2 on their home floor this year. Yale defeated Princeton 80-74, while Dartmouth upended Columbia 76-63 on Saturday.
Tipoff from John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn., is set for 5 p.m. ET. Yale leads the all-time series 118-98. The Bulldogs are 7.5-point favorites in the latest Dartmouth vs. Yale odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 136.5. Before making any Yale vs. Dartmouth picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Yale vs. Dartmouth, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Dartmouth vs. Yale:
- Dartmouth vs. Yale spread: Yale -7.5
- Dartmouth vs. Yale over-under: 136.5 points
- Dartmouth vs. Yale money line: Yale -350, Dartmouth +280
- DAR: The Big Green are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games against a team with a winning straight-up record
- YALE: The Bulldogs are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 Friday games
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Why Yale can cover
Junior guard Matthue Cotton has provided offense coming off the bench and is averaging 9.4 points, four rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He has started 13 games and appeared in all 19 this season. He is second on the team with 34 3-pointers. Cotton has reached double-figure scoring in 10 games, including a 12-point performance on Saturday.
Junior forward Isaiah Kelly is averaging 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He has started all 19 games and is just one of two Bulldogs who have done that. He is third in the Ivy League with 15 blocked shots, and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Penn on Jan. 22. He scored a career-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the win over Cornell on Jan. 15.
Why Dartmouth can cover
The Big Green have six players averaging 7.3 points or more, led by senior guard Brendan Barry. Barry is averaging 14.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game. With a 3-pointer late in the first half against Harvard on Jan. 17, Barry became the 31st Dartmouth player to score 1,000 points. Barry has been one of the most accurate and prolific 3-point shooters for the Big Green, hitting at a 43.1 percent clip, third-highest in program history. He is 15th in the nation in 3-pointers per game (3.4) this season.
Also powering Dartmouth is senior forward Aaryn Rai, who averages 12.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and one block per game. He reached 500 career rebounds against Princeton on Jan. 22, the 22nd player in program history to do so, and dished out six assists in a win over Georgetown earlier in the season. Against Bryant, Rai grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and dropped in the winning shot with 0.9 seconds left in overtime. Last season, he started all 29 games and led the team in rebounding (6.4), while ranking second in scoring (11.2), steals (22), blocks (14) and field-goal percentage (50.6).
How to make Dartmouth vs. Yale picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 140 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine.
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