Dartmouth Big Green (4-9) vs. Boston College Eagles (11-6)
NCAAB: Saturday January 13th 2018 1:00 PM EST Time
LINE: Boston College -16.5
Dartmouth is looking to pull off an upset at Boston College to conclude its non-conference slate. Over the past month, the Big Green have lost five of six with the lone victory a convincing 75-58 triumph over Bryant on Dec. 22.
Big Green, Ain’t Looking So Big
This is Dartmouth’s second foray into the ACC this year having lost at Notre Dame on Dec. 19 despite hitting 15 3-pointers in a 97-87 game. Last time out, America East favorites Vermont held off the Green in Hanover, 91-78, thanks to a 21-5 margin in points off turnovers. Taylor Johnson led four players in double figures with 17 points and is one of four active players averaging at least 10 points a game (11.0).
As a team Dartmouth hit 11 triples against the Catamounts and posted season highs in field goal percentage (.583) and 3-point percentage (.550). Miles Wright leads the team in several statistical categories, including scoring (12.8 ppg), rebounding (5.0 rpg), steals (21) and blocked shots (12).
Boston College Ready For Another Home Win
Boston College got off to a terrific start, winning 10 of its first 13 games, including an 89-84 victory over then-top-ranked Duke to start ACC play, but has since lost three of four, all in conference action. While their first four league games were all tight affairs, the Eagles took one on the chin at UNC on Tuesday in a 30-point defeat, 96-66.
Jerome Robinson (18.2 ppg), Ky Bowman (16.1) and Jordan Chatman (13.3) dominate the stat sheet. Robinson is shooting 47.1 percent on his 40 3-pointers made and 84 percent at the line while dishing out 3.2 assists a night. Bowman brings a big game for a 6-1 guard with nearly seven boards per contest to go with a team-best five assists per game.
Chatman can also light it up shooting, hitting 43 percent (40-of-93) from long range and 91.5 percent at the line, 12th best in the country. Freshman Steffon Mitchell provides a strong post presence with 7.7 rpg and a team-high 21 blocks. The defense is predicated on forcing bad shots, not steals as the Eagles rank in the bottom 15 nationally at 4.4 swipes per game.
- Big Green are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- Big Green are 7-20-2 ATS in their last 29 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Big Green are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ivy League.
- Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Dartmouth is 0-6 at the Conte Forum since it opened in November of 1988. The Big Green are 18-65 against current ACC schools, with seven wins against Syracuse, and one each versus Miami, North Carolina and Pitt. That is all you pretty much need in this one folks.