Vermont Catamounts (1-5) vs. Ball State Cardinals (3-1)
November 25, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ball State Cardinals +3.5 / Vermont Catamounts -3.5; Over/Under: +136
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The Vermont Catamounts and Ball State Cardinals meet Friday in college basketball action at the Baha Mar Convention Center. The Vermont Catamounts look for their second victory. The Ball State Cardinals look for their fourth win.
The Vermont Catamounts are averaging 61.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Dylan Penn is averaging 12.5 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Aaron Deloney is averaging 10.8 points and 2.3 assists. Finn Sullivan is dishing 2.7 assists and Nick Fiorillo is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Vermont Catamounts are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.5 rebounds per game.
The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 84.3 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Jarron Coleman is averaging 15.3 points and 2.3 assists, while Payton Sparks is averaging 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Demarius Jacobs is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylin Sellers is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game.
The Catamounts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Catamounts last 7 neutral site games. The under is 5-1 in Cardinals last 6 overall.
The Vermont Catamounts may be the better team on paper, but we’re getting free buckets with the team in better form in Ball State. The Ball State Cardinals are also on a tear offensively and have shown terrific scoring depth. I’ll take my chances with the Cardinals and the free buckets.