Vermont Catamounts (4-3) at Binghamton Bearcats (1-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Events Center)
The Line: Binghamton Bearcats +11 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vermont Catamounts and the Binghamton Bearcats meet in college basketball action from the Binghamton Events Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Vermont Catamounts will look to sweep the back-to-back after taking the first leg against Binghamton with a 76-60 win on Saturday. Ryan Davis leads Vermont in scoring and rebounding with an average of 22.8 PPG and 7.2 RPG while Stef Smith is 2nd in scoring with 13 PPG along with 3.1 RPG and Ben Shungu has 11.6 PPG with 5 RPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Vermont heading into the rematch against Binghamton on Sunday. Isaiah Powell also has 7.9 PPG with 5.9 RPG for the Catamounts this season. As a team, Vermont is averaging 73 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field, 32.7% from behind the arc and 75.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.7 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range this season.
The Binghamton Bearcats come into this one looking to bounce back from yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Vermont to fall to 1-9 on the year. Brenton Mills leads the way for the Bearcats with 15.8 PPG while Tyler Bertram has 10.1 PPG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for Binghamton up to this point in the year. Thomas Bruce is just outside of making it a trio with 9.7 PPG and 6 RPG while George Tinsley leads the Bearcats in rebounding and assists with 7.1 RPG and 2.8 APG to go along with his 8.1 PPG this season. As a team, Binghamton is averaging 65.1 PPG on 42% shooting from the field, 36.6% from 3-point land and 61.8% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 73.6 PPG on 47.5% shooting from the field and 41.1% from 3-point range this season.
Vermont is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Binghamton is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a double-digit home loss while the over is 34-16-1 in their last 51 games overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I think the case could be made for Binghamton that this is a lot of points to give up when the team that loses or doesn’t cover in the first game of the back-to-back this season usually does well in the second half of the double bill. However, even in a down year, Vermont is just the better team compared side-by-side with Binghamton and this is one of the few games where I think the Catamounts actually add to the margin of victory from the first game. I think this is another beatdown so I’ll lay the points with Vermont here.