Vermont vs. Western Carolina - 3/16/16 CBI College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Carolina Catamounts (16-17) at Vermont Catamounts (21-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Roy L Patrick Gymnasium)
The Line: Vermont Catamounts -7.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The Western Carolina Catamounts and Vermont Catamounts meet Wednesday in the CBI at the Roy L Patrick Gymnasium.
The Western Carolina Catamounts hope to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Western Carolina Catamounts are averaging 71.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Mike Brown is averaging 17.1 points and 3.2 assists while Torrion Brummitt is averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds. Rhett Harrelson is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Browning is grabbing six rebounds. The Western Carolina Catamounts are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Catamounts are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Western Carolina Catamounts have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Vermont Catamounts look for another win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Vermont Catamounts are averaging 74.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Ethan O'Day is averaging 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while Trae Bell-Haynes is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 assists. Ernie Duncan is dishing 2.7 assists and Kurt Steidl is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Catamounts are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Vermont Catamounts have won six straight home games.
Western Carolina hasn't been good on the road this season and is running into a Vermont team that not only plays well at home, but is deep offensively and flat out strokes it from deep. This is a bad matchup for the Catamounts.
Give me the home team to get a convincing victory.