Dartmouth Big Green (3-3) vs Marist Red Foxes (1-4)Date : 11/29/2018
Time : 11:30 pm EST
Location : McCann arena, Poughkeepsie, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dartmouth Big Green vs Marist Red Foxes
The Dartmouth Big Green will travel to McCann arena in Poughkeepsie, New York, to battle the Marist Red Foxes on Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. eastern standard time. Dartmouth comes into this game losers of their last two outings with their last being an 84 – 65 road loss to the Dons of San Francisco University as their offense struggled from the floor while committing 11 turnovers en route to the defeat.
The Red Foxes of Marist have had a disastrous season thus far and enter the game losers of three straight as they were 76 – 49 road losers to the Buffalo Bulls in their last outing. The Red Foxes only hit 19 shots for the game while nailing only four of 18 shots from 3-point range for the night. Nonetheless, both teams will look to get back on the winning track on Thursday as a win is certainly imperative.
Dartmouth Big Green's Latest Performance :
Dartmouth began the season with a 3-1 record and has since falling on hard times in losing their last two, overall. They will certainly like to get back on track versus an awful Marist team; However, they will certainly have to get their offense going, once again, as they are only putting up an average of 68 points in their last two games, despite averaging 85 points on the year.
On the other hand, their defense has been suspect this year as they are allowing opponents to average 74 points per game on 44% shooting from the floor. More importantly, during their two-game skid, the Big Green has allowed their opponents to score a tad over 95 points per outing. Adrease Jackson is the leading scorer for the Dartmouth Big Green, yet struggled in his last outing in going 5-11 while ending with 13 points versus the San Francisco Dons. Jackson would, however, go to 3-5 from 3-point range while Chris Knight led the team with 15 points in the loss. Look for Dartmouth to get back on track versus a struggling Marist team on Thursday night as they certainly have the talent on the offensive end in which to change the overall complexity of games.
Marist Red Foxes 's Latest Performance :
As stated, it has been a very awful year for Marist as they have continuously drop game after game due to their inability to stay consistent on either side of the court. Their offense is only averaging 66 points per game on 45% shooting from the field. However, in their last three outings, the Red Foxes are putting up barely 60 points while in their last matchup versus the Buffalo Bulls, sunk to a new low in putting up just 49 points for the game.
The team only shot 34% from the field and were led by reserves Ryan Funk along with Austin Williams, who each had 10 points apiece. On the other hand, the starters for Marist combined for only 16 points for the game while going 5 of 24 from the field. On the other hand, the defense for Marist allowed the Bulls to not only shoot 50% from the floor for the night, but, also from long range as well as they nailed 16 long balls for the contest. It would be important to note that aside from allowing teams to shoot 46% from the field on a nightly basis, the Red Foxes are also allowing their opponents to hit 38% of their 3-point attempts per contest in 2018. They will certainly want to shore up this vulnerability as Dartmouth ranks 10th in the nation in 3-point percentage this year with 43%.
How Dartmouth Big Green & Marist Red Foxes Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dartmouth is 1 – 1 – 2 ATS while the OU is 4-0
Marist is 3-1-1 ATS while the OU is 2 – 2
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Again, Marist has been terrible all year and will be matched up against a Dartmouth team that, despite losing their last two games, continues to be a dangerous team, particularly from an offensive standpoint. With that being the case, look for the Big Green to really push the pace in this matchup as Marist continues to struggle on the defensive end. Also, Marist will look to also push the pace in which to pick up some early baskets versus a Dartmouth team that has not been overly stellar on the defensive end of the court in 2018, either.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Dartmouth Big Green
My reason for the pick :
I will back Dartmouth in this matchup as I happen to feel that they are miles ahead of the Marist Red Foxes. With that being the case, look for them to pull away early and often on a Red Foxes team that simply does not possess the talent in which to win consistently at this point in the season. Dartmouth will be looking to atone for their terrible play recently and will certainly come out focus in this matchup in obtaining the all-important win.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
With Dartmouth entering the game with most, if not all, of the momentum, look for the over to be the strong play in this match up as they will certainly have a solid showing versus Marist in this contest. As stated, Marist has really struggled on the defensive end this year and will likely do the same versus an offensive minded team in the Big Green on Thursday night. In all, look for the total to surpass it set limit for this matchup as Dartmouth will show and prove on the road versus Marist.
Betting trends for Dartmouth Big Green:
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Betting trends for Marist Red Foxes :
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