Hofstra vs. Vermont - 3/18/15 CBI Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vermont Catamounts (18-13) at Hofstra Pride (20-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hofstra Arena)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Vermont Catamounts and Hofstra Pride play Wednesday in the CBI at the Mack Sports Complex.
The Vermont Catamounts look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, Vermont is averaging 65.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 58.3 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Ethan O'Day is averaging 12 points and 4.5 rebounds while Dre Wills is averaging 9.1 points and 2.3 assists. Trae Bell-Haynes is dishing 3.5 assists and Hector Harold is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts have five players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 70 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Vermont is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 57 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Hofstra Pride need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Hofstra is averaging 78.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Juan'ya Green is averaging 17.1 points and 6.5 assists while Ameen Tanksley is averaging 16.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dion Nesmith is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Brian Bernardi is dishing 1.7 assists. The Hofstra Pride have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 36.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Hofstra is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 80 or more points in four of its last six games.
The Catamounts are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pride are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Vermont is by far the better defensive team while Hofstra doesn't play a lick of defense. I give the Catamounts a chance to win this game outright, which is why I'm taking the points.