Northeastern Huskies vs. Vermont Catamounts Free Prediction 12/16/18

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Northeastern Huskies (5-5) visit Vermont to take on the Catamounts (7-3). The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Northeastern Huskies vs. Vermont Catamounts Betting Odds

In their last game, the Catamounts defeated the Boston University Terriers, 78-72, while the Huskies lost a winnable game to the Boston University Terriers, 77-74.

Vermont dominated nearly every stat category in the contest. They had a turnover percentage of 9.1 and a free throw rate of 0.267. Boston University had marks of 14.0 and 0.213, respectively, for those same stats. Northeastern, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (18-24; 75.0 percent). Vermont was lifted by Anthony Lamb, who put up 19 points and 14 rebounds. Vasa Pusica fueled Northeastern with 31 points and six assists.

The Huskies won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 71-67. The Huskies’ 12.4 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Catamounts, who had a rate of 19.0. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Lamb and Stef Smith have been playing well over the last five games for Vermont. Lamb has averaged 0 points, while Smith has put up 0 points a game during that span.

The productive offense of Vermont will face off against the porous defense of Northeastern. The Catamounts rank 45th in offensive efficiency, while the Huskies are 337th in defensive efficiency. The Catamounts should have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Northeastern Huskies at Vermont Catamounts Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Vermont, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Vermont ranks 30th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Northeastern ranks 206th (14.6).
  • The Huskies rank 12th in rebounds allowed per game (29.9) while the Catamounts rank 80th (33.2).
  • Northeastern ranks 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Vermont ranks 30th (2.6).
  • The Catamounts rank 33rd in three pointers allowed per game (19.2) while the Huskies rank 191st (23.8).
  • Vermont ranks 10th in steals allowed per game (4.3) while Northeastern ranks 154th (6.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 68.4 points per game (4.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.8 points per game (1.9 below their season average).
  • The Catamounts’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.4, up from 8.2 for the season.