Binghamton at Vermont
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 12, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Vermont Catamounts -15.5 -- Over/Under: 129
The Binghamton Bearcats will travel to Patrick Gymnasium to face off against the Vermont Catamounts this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The 7-seed Binghamton Bearcats improved to 10-22 (5-11 American East) on the season after upsetting the 2-seed Stony Brook Seawolves, 78-72, this past Friday night in the Quarterfinals of the American East Tournament. Binghamton outplayed the heavily favored Seawolves on both ends of the court and was able to hold on late after taking a 50-29 lead with 16:42 left in the 2nd half. Binghamton shot 47.5% from the field while holding Stony Brook to just 39.3% shooting from the field and 26.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bearcats was Sam Sessoms who had 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists.
On the season, Binghamton is averaging 65.7 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field. The Bearcats are averaging 8.3 three-pointers per game on 34.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Binghamton has been led by Sam Sessoms (18.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg), Caleb Stewart (11.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.7 bpg), J.C. Show (11.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Chancellor Barnard (7.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg).
Defensively, Binghamton is allowing their opponents to average 71.6 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Bearcats have a rebound margin of -6.0 and a turnover margin of -0.8.
The top-seed Vermont Catamounts (25-6; 14-2) will look to make their 3rd straight American East Finals after having no trouble taking care of business in a 73-57 victory against the Maine Black Bears in the Quarterfinals this past Saturday. Vermont took care of business early in this one and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 41-22 lead at halftime. Vermont shot 52.1% from the field and outrebounded Maine by a 30-21 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Catamounts was Anthony Lamb who had 34 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, and 3 steals.
On the season, Vermont is averaging 73.8 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Catamounts are averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game on 34.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Vermont has been led by Anthony Lamb (21.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.0 bpg), Ernie Duncan (14.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.0 apg), Stef Smith (11.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Robin Duncan (4.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.6 apg).
Defensively, Vermont is holding their opponents to an average of 63.5 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Catamounts have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of 2.2.
The Bearcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, however, are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Catamounts are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Vermont took care of business in both match-ups against Binghamton this season as the Catamounts won by a 78-50 margin at home in mid-January, while defeating the Bearcats on the road by a 69-63 margin in late February.
Binghamton pulled of one of the bigger upsets in all of the conference tournaments after knocking off a very good Stony Brook team, however, it’s hard to imagine that the Bearcats offense will be able to find success in this one as they come into this game ranked 326th in scoring offense while the Catamounts rank 18th in scoring defense. Vermont has been outstanding ATS on the season and have an impressive 14-2 record at home on the year and as I think they’ll be able to make quick work of the Bearcats in this one, I’m taking Vermont to cover this large spread. Good Luck!