Marquette vs. Vermont - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vermont Catamounts (6-2) at Marquette Golden Eagles (5-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday evening, the Vermont Catamounts and the Marquette Golden Eagles will be meeting up in college basketball action.
The Catamounts will be coming into this one at 6-2, with six straight wins sandwiched around losses to Kentucky and Bucknell. In that Bucknell game, Vermont’s Anthony Lamb led the way on 20 points.
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This year, Lamb is averaging 14.9 PPG with 6.5 RPG, and Trae Bell-Haynes is second on 12.3 PPG and 5.0 RPG. Ernie Duncan (11.9 PPG) and Payton Henson (11.5 PPG; 5.8 RPG) are also averaging in double-digits for the Catamounts.
Over on the Marquette side, they’re sitting at 5-3 on the year. The Golden Eagles won three straight games before falling to Georgia in their last outing. In that Georgia game, the Eagles’ top scorer was Markus Howard, with 29 points.
Leading Marquette in scoring this year is Andrew Rowsey with 22.6 PPG and 4.3 APG, and Howard is close behind at 21.0 PPG and 3.4 RPG. Sam Hauser is the only other Golden Eagle in double-figures so far with 12.4 PPG and 6.0 RPG.
The Catamounts are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games. Vermont is also 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up loss.
Meanwhile, Marquette is 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss and 17-36 ATS in their last 53 home games. The Golden Eagles are also 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall.
Vermont was pretty sluggish for most of that Bucknell game aside from a run in the final minutes; otherwise the score would have been a little more lopsided than 81-77. As for Marquette, they faltered late in their Georgia loss and lost a chance at a non-conference home win. All things considered, though, the Catamounts have a well-rounded roster and I like Vermont to bounce back here and cover.