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Vermont vs Toledo 12/20/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toledo Rockets (7-4) vs. Vermont Catamounts (6-7)
December 20, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vermont Catamounts +1.5 / Toledo Rockets -1.5; Over/Under: +151.5
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The Toledo Rockets and the Vermont Catamounts meet in college basketball action from the Patrick Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon.

The Toledo Rockets will look to rebound from a 100-85 loss to Marshall in their last game. JT Shumate leads Toledo in scoring with 19.6 PPG and 4.2 RPG while RayJ Dennis has 19.3 PPG with a team-high 6 APG to lead the Rockets in assists up to this point in the season.  Setric Millner Jr. has 13.6 PPG and a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Rockets on the glass to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Toledo up to this point in the year. As a team, Toledo is averaging 83.5 points per game on 47.5% shooting from the field, 36.9% from three point range and 75.2% from the foul line this season.

The Vermont Catamounts will be on the hunt for a 5th straight win after a 73-72 win over Colgate last time out. Aaron Deloney has leads Vermont in scoring with 12.3 PPG while Dylan Penn has 11.4 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Vermont up to this point in the year. Finn Sullivan has 8.6 PPG with 4.7 RPG and 2.6 APG and Robin Duncan has a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead Vermont in rebounding this season. As a team, Vermont is averaging 67.6 points per game on 45% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three point range and 68.4% from the foul line this season.

Toledo is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games while the over is 9-1 in their last 10 games overall. Vermont is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a win while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m going to back Vermont here. I like this Toledo team, but defense continues to be a major problem for the Rockets and while Vermont’s had their own issues for much of the season, a lot of those came on the road and the Catamounts finally get an opportunity to return home for a change, where they’ve covered in five straight going back to last year. It’ll be a tight one, close to the line, but I like Vermont here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Vermont +1.5

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