The junior forward had a career night Friday against Harvard, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine boards in just 15 minutes of play. Off of a breakout performance like that, the fans might expect to see more of Gunter. But for the most part, Gunter was forced into action due to Henry Brooks’ foul trouble and Darien Nelson-Henry’s limited minutes coming back from injury. Both of those players should see more minutes tonight, which means less court time for Gunter.
60 points for Dartmouth – UNDER
The Big Green have the worst scoring offense in the Ivy League, averaging just 60.6 points per game on the season. Meanwhile, Penn is (believe it or not) one of the better defensive teams in the Ancient Eight. The Quakers are 22-5 in the Jerome Allen era when holding opponents under 60 points, so this will be a key stat in deciding the outcome of tonight’s game.
20 minutes for Henry Brooks – OVER
The sophomore forward got into foul trouble (yet again) Friday versus Harvard, only logging 14 minutes of playing time. In his absence, the Crimson bigs dominated the paint. Staying out of foul trouble should be Brooks’ focus for tonight, as that will allow him to stay on the court more and strengthen the Quakers on the defensive end.
Four points for Jamal Lewis – OVER
Another zero-point performance from Lewis on Friday means his 2013 slump has continued well into Ivy play. The freshman guard has struggled to make an impact offensively, but Dartmouth is the perfect opponent for that to change. Lewis should be matched up against the Big Green’s Alex Mitola, another freshman who stands at just 5’11”, so watch out for a modest contribution from Lewis.