Dartmouth vs Yale Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/1/24

Yale (18-8) vs Dartmouth (5-19)

Game Info: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00 pm (John J. Lee Amphitheater)

Betting Odds: Yale -19.5 - Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dartmouth Big Green will travel to New Haven to face the Yale Bulldogs in Ivy League play this Friday from the Lee Amphitheater on ESPN+. Yale enters as massive home favorites, with the total hovering 133.5. Stay tuned for our Dartmouth vs Yale Prediction.  

Dartmouth Rundown: Will the Big Green Bring Any Fight?

Dartmouth fell to 5-19 after losing to Princeton on the road, 68-56. The Big Green were unable to hold off the Tigers after the break, and they’re in real danger and eighth straight loss here in New Haven. Dartmouth is scoring 61.3 points per game, on 40.3% shooting, while allowing 72.8 ppg, and they’re currently last in the Ivy League with a 1-10 record in conference play.

Dartmouth’s X-Factors

  • Senior forward Dusan Neskovic has hit the 20-point mark in four of his previous five outings, and he leads Dartmouth in scoring (16.1).
  • St. Louis native Brandon Mitchell-Day has grabbed seven boards or more in three of the last five games, and he leads the Big Green in rebounding (6.2), while scoring 9.5 ppg.

Yale Rundown: Can the Bulldogs Run It Up?

Yale improved to 18-8 after defeating Columbia in NYC, 84-76. The Bulldogs used a strong finish to beat the Lions, and they’ll now look to bring the brooms out on the Big Green. Yale is scoring 75.3 points per game, on 46.6% shooting, while allowing 67.8 ppg, and they’re currently third in the Ivy League with a 9-2 record in conference play. Yale will meet Harvard after this one.

Yale’s X-Factors 

  • Sophomore forward Danny Wolf has recorded a double-double in four of the his seven games, and he leads Yale in scoring (14.7) and rebounding (9.8). 
  • Potomac native Bez Mbeng went for a team-high 18 points in the Princeton matchup, and he leads the team in assists (3.9), with averaging 12.1 ppg and 4.2 rpg. 
  • Junior guard John Poulakidas has scored 16 points or more in three of the previous four contests, and he’s second on the team at 12.8 ppg.  
  • Veteran forward Matt Knowling led the way with 20 points in the Columbia victory, and he’s up to 12.0 ppg and 5.1 rpg.  

Dartmouth vs Yale Trends

  • Yale leads the current series, 93-54, after winning four of the last five meetings.
  • DAR is 8-13-1 against the spread, with a 6-15-1 over/under record
  • The Big Green are 1-9 over their last ten games, and they’re 0-12 on the road this season. 
  • YAL is 12-9-3 against the spread, with a 13-11 O/U record
  • The Bulldogs are 8-2 over their previous ten games, and they’re 7-1 in New Haven this season. 

Dartmouth vs Yale Prediction

Yale did themselves justice by defeating Columbia last weekend, and they come into an ideal spot here at home versus a struggling Dartmouth group. The hefty margin gives the Big Green something to work with here, but with the Bulldogs needing to keep pace atop the conference, they will face an uphill battle. Yale split games with Princeton and Cornell, so a strong finish will have them in position for a regular season trophy. The spread is massive, but with Yale in a must-win spot against an inferior team at home, let’s back them this Friday in Ivy League action.

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