Vermont Catamounts (8-8) vs. New Hampshire Wildcats (6-8)
January 8, 2023 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Hampshire Wildcats +6.5 / Vermont Catamounts -6.5; Over/Under: -
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The Vermont Catamounts and New Hampshire Wildcats meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Lundholm Gymnasium. The Vermont Catamounts look to get above a .500 record. The New Hampshire Wildcats look for their seventh win.
The Vermont Catamounts are averaging 68.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Aaron Deloney is averaging 12.3 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Dylan Penn is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists. Finn Sullivan is dishing 2.5 assists and Kameron Gibson is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Vermont Catamounts are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game.
The New Hampshire Wildcats are averaging 65.9 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Clarence O. Daniels II is averaging 15.4 points and 10.7 rebounds, while Nick Johnson is averaging 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Kyree Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Herasme is dishing 1.5 assists. The New Hampshire Wildcats are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Hampshire Wildcats are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.
The Catamounts are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The under is 5-2 in Catamounts last 7 overall. The under is 8-2 in Wildcats last 10 overall. The home team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Vermont Catamounts are the better team on paper, but let’s not act like they’re as good as they’ve been in years past. The New Hampshire Wildcats are also playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 8.6 points. New Hampshire plays enough defense to hang around at home. I’ll take the points.