Vermont Catamounts (3-3) at Binghamton Bearcats (1-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Events Center)
The Line: Binghamton Bearcats +10.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vermont Catamounts and Binghamton Bearcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Events Center.
The Vermont Catamounts look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Vermont Catamounts are averaging 63.5 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Stef Smith is averaging 14 points and 3.5 rebounds while Ben Shungu is averaging 12.5 points and one assist. Justin Mazzulla is the third double-digit scorer and Bailey Patella is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts are shooting 23.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Vermont Catamounts are allowing 43.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.
The Binghamton Bearcats need a win here to rebound from a 1-8 record. The Binghamton Bearcats are averaging 63.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Brenton Mills is averaging 14.4 points and 3.8 rebounds while Thomas Bruce is averaging 9.7 points and six rebounds. George Tinsley is dishing three assists and Hakon Hjalmarsson is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Binghamton Bearcats are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 53.8 percent from the free throw line. The Binghamton Bearcats are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Catamounts are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bearcats are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The under is 7-3 in Catamounts last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Bearcats last 5 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Vermont Catamounts are the better team here and the Binghamton Bearcats are one of the worst defensive teams in the country, so there's a reason why this line is what it is. However, the Vermont Catamounts aren't as good as they've been in the past, and they also struggle to get stops at times. In a battle between two teams that struggle to get stops, I'll take my chances with Binghamton and the points.