Vermont vs. Maine - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vermont vs. Maine - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Maine Black Bears (9-21) at Vermont Catamounts (24-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Roy L Patrick Gymnasium)

The Line: Vermont Catamounts -20 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maine Black Bears and the Vermont Catamounts meet in college basketball action from Patrick Gym on Saturday. 

Coming into this America East Tournament matchup, Maine is 9-21. Following a recent four-game losing streak, Maine has won their last two consecutive games over UMBC and Hartford. 

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In the win over Hartford, Maine’s Nedeljko Prijovic led the team on 22 points, six rebounds and five assists. Sergio El Darwich added 20 points with three assists and two rebounds there, and Stephane Ingo doubled up on 10 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. 

Over on the Vermont side, they’re 24-7 on the year. After ending a lengthy winning streak with a loss to UMBC February 22, Vermont has won their last two games over UMass Lowell and Albany. 

In the win over Albany, Vermont’s Everett Duncan put up 22 points with five rebounds and one assist. Anthony Lamb had 15 points with four rebounds and four assists there, and Stef Smith had 14 points, seven rebounds and one assist. 

Vermont is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 home games. Vermont is 5-1 ATS in their last six overall and the over is 5-1-1 in their last seven Saturday games. 

Meanwhile, Maine is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the under is 4-1 in their last five Saturday games. The under is 11-5 in Maine’s last 16 after a straight-up win and they’re 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record. 

Maine hit 70 points just once during their four-game win streak, and were at 63 or below in the others—none of the games finished especially close either. The good news is that Maine has scored 145 combined points over their last pair and got a solid road win their last time out. 

As for Vermont, they had what could only be described as a “down” game versus UMBC, and since then they’ve gotten back to business with 179 combined points in their last pair. Maine may hang around here for a while but I think this cover is Vermont’s. 

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