Wofford vs. Vermont - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vermont Catamounts (3-1) at Wofford Terriers (1-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:00 am (Germain Arena)
The Line: Wofford Terriers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Vermont Catamounts and the Wofford Terriers get off to an early start on Monday in the Gulf Coast Showcase college basketball tournament.
The Vermont Catamounts are 3-1 this season and they have won their last two games. Vermont is averaging 76.8 points per game and they are shooting 50.4 percent from the floor and 35.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 60.5 points and their opponents are shooting 36.5 percent. Payton Henson leads the Catamounts averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Anthony Lamb is averaging 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds for UVM, Trae Bell-Haynes is averaging 9.8 points, and Dre Wills is averaging 9 points. Vermont has looked strong in the early going and they could surprise some teams this season.
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The Wofford Terriers are 1-1 this season and they are coming off of their first win of the year. Wofford is averaging 69 points per game and they are shooting 36.9 percent from the floor including 35.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 91 points and their opponents are shooting 51.5 percent. Fletcher Magee leads the Terriers averaging 17.5 points and 26 minutes per game. Eric Garcia is averaging 13.5 points, Nathan Hoover is averaging 13.5 points, and Cameron Jackson is averaging 10 points and 6.5 rebounds. Wofford appears to be just getting started and they need to get their feet under them.
Vermont is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games, 2-13-2 against the spread following a win, and 7-19-2 against the spread in their last 28 games. Wofford is 15-7-1 against the spread in their last 23 neutral site games, 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games, and 5-0 against the spread following a win of 20 or more points.
I really like the way Vermont is looking in the early going and while normally we see Wofford around March, I see Vermont as having the better chance and covering here as well.