The Binghamton Bearcats (11-17, 2-11 AmEast) will travel to Roy L Patrick Gymnasium to go head-to-head against the Vermont Catamounts (22-6, 12-1 AmEast) in their home finale. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Binghamton Bearcats vs. Vermont Catamounts ATS Preview
The Bearcats fell to the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks in their last contest, 74-69. Binghamton’s Thomas Bruce put up 11 points and 13 rebounds in the game. Massachusetts-Lowell did a great job of making free throws (24-33; 72.7 percent). Binghamton, meanwhile, held the River Hawks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.8 (below their season average of 27.9).
The last time the Catamounts played, they were beaten by the Hartford Hawks, 69-68. Drew Urquhart led Vermont in scoring with 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting. Hartford had a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 16.6). Vermont, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (18-21; 85.7 percent).
Vermont appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Catamounts currently rank 19th in offensive efficiency, while Binghamton ranks 201st in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Bearcats, who rank 295th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.203), could have a difficult time getting to the line against the Catamounts, who rank 33rd in opponents FTA rate (0.189).
Urquhart has really been playing well over the last five games for Vermont, averaging 15.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks per game.
These teams have already met once this season. The Catamounts won 68-54. The Catamounts dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 43.9 and a turnover percentage of 12.4. The Bearcats recorded marks of 22.9 and 19.9, respectively, for those same stats. In the victory, Trae Bell-Haynes led all scorers with 21 points.
Binghamton Bearcats at Vermont Catamounts Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Binghamton, ATS Winner – Binghamton, O/U – Over
- The Bearcats rank 167th in steals per game (5.6) while the Catamounts rank 239th (3.9).
- Vermont ranks 154th in assists per game (13.6) while Binghamton ranks 166th in assists allowed per game (13.8).
- Vermont ranks second in rebounds allowed per game (28.3) while Binghamton ranks 143rd (34.5).
- The Bearcats rank 44th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Catamounts rank 181st (2.6).
- Binghamton ranks 154th in three pointers attempted per game (21.8) while Vermont ranks 237th (19.3).
- The Catamounts average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.4, up from 9.4 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Bearcats have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (1.3 above their season average).