Harvard vs Dartmouth Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Dartmouth Big Green (9-18, 5-8 Ivy League) will attempt to end a three-game losing streak when hosting the Harvard Crimson (14-13, 5-8 Ivy League) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Edward Leede Arena. The matchup airs on ESPN+.

The Crimson match up with the Big Green in a game that Harvard is currently a favorite by 4.5 points. A 135.5-point total has been set for the game.

Harvard vs. Dartmouth Odds

Point Spread for Harvard vs. Dartmouth

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Harvard as the favorite.

Harvard vs. Dartmouth Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Harvard has -192 odds to pick up the win, while Dartmouth is listed at +162 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 135.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Arena: Edward Leede Arena

Harvard vs. Dartmouth Betting Trends

Harvard is 13-13-0 against the spread this season. The Crimson have won in nine, or 64.3%, of the 14 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Harvard’s games this year have gone over the point total eight times in 25 opportunities (32%).

Dartmouth has played 25 games, with 10 wins, against the spread. The Big Green have won five of the 20 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (25%). Dartmouth’s games this season have gone over the point total 13 times in 25 opportunities (52%).

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Harvard vs. Dartmouth Key Players to Watch

Harvard

Chris Ledlum paces the Crimson with 18.9 points per contest and 8.6 rebounds, while also putting up 1.4 assists. Samuel Silverstein is putting up 6.7 points, 1.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Evan Nelson paces the Crimson at 3.3 assists per game, while also posting 2.9 rebounds and 8 points. Idan Tretout puts up 9.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

Dartmouth

Dame Adelekun paces the Big Green in scoring (13.6 points per game) and rebounding (7.2), and averages 2.4 assists. He also delivers 1 steal and 1.9 blocked shots. Ryan Cornish is averaging a team-leading 2.5 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 12.3 points and 3.8 rebounds, hitting 40.5% of his shots from the floor, and 31.3% from beyond the arc resulting in 1.4 treys per game. Dusan Neskovic gets the Big Green 11.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Brandon Mitchell-Day is putting up 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, making 45.5% of his shots from the floor.

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What you need to know about the Harvard Crimson

Harvard has compiled a 7-6-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. On offense, the Crimson are scoring 67.9 points per game (276th-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 65.6 points per contest on defense (57th-ranked). With 34.7 boards per game, Harvard ranks 38th in college basketball. It allows 30.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks 126th in college basketball.

The Crimson are posting 67.1 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are performing better offensively, averaging 67.2 points per contest. Harvard ranks 19th-worst in college basketball with a 30.4% shooting percentage from three-point land. Meanwhile, it is draining 6.4 treys per game (286th-ranked in college basketball). The Crimson are 166th in the nation with 7.1 threes allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 55th with a 31.5% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Crimson have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. Four of Harvard’s past 10 games have hit the over. Harvard has been scoring 70.1 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 67.9 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Harvard’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (67.8) is 2.2 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.6).

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What you need to know about the Dartmouth Big Green

Dartmouth has compiled a 6-6-1 record against the spread in conference games this year. In 2022-23, the Big Green are 198th in the nation on offense (70.8 points scored per game) and 241st on defense (72 points conceded). At 31.5 rebounds per game and 32.4 rebounds allowed, Dartmouth is 197th and 270th in the country, respectively.

The Big Green are putting up more points at home (75 per game) than away (69.5). Dartmouth makes 8.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 97th and 254th, respectively, in the nation. The Big Green are 113th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.7 per game) and 108th in 3-point percentage defensively (32.7%).

The Big Green are 5-4-1 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their last 10 contests. Dartmouth has gone over the total in six of its last 10 contests. Dartmouth has fared better offensively in its last 10 games, averaging 73.2 points per contest, 2.4 more than its season average of 70.8. The Big Green are giving up 77.2 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 72 points allowed.

Harvard vs. Dartmouth Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Harvard, and we predict that Dartmouth will cover the spread (Harvard -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135.5 points.

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How to bet Harvard vs. Dartmouth

You can bet on Harvard vs. Dartmouth at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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