Vermont Catamounts at Maine Black Bears Free Prediction 01/22/20

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The Vermont Catamounts (13-6, 3-1 AmEast) will be at the Cross Insurance Center to challenge the Maine Black Bears (6-13, 2-3 AmEast) in an AmEast matchup. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Vermont Catamounts at Maine Black Bears ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Black Bears had no trouble getting past the Binghamton Bearcats 86-63, while the Catamounts beat the Hartford Hawks 74-57.

The Catamounts had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 36.7 (above their season average of 27.3) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.576 (above their season average of 0.498). Meanwhile, Maine dominated every facet of their game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 48.4 (above their season average of 27.1) and a free throw rate of 0.125 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Binghamton had marks of 20.0 and 0.071, respectively. Sergio El Darwich had a good outing for Maine, recording 26 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Stef Smith, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Vermont with 10 points and five rebounds.

The Catamounts dominated this series last year, taking all three games. In the last game, Vermont won 73-57. Vermont out-rebounded Maine. The Catamounts had more offensive rebounds (9 vs. 4), defensive rebounds (21 vs. 17) and total rebounds (30 vs. 21). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The inefficient offense of Maine will go head-to-head against the stingy defense of Vermont. The Black Bears rank 332nd in offensive efficiency, while the Catamounts are 25th in defensive efficiency. The Catamounts should have the edge on that end of the court.

Vermont at Maine ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Vermont ranks 90th in rebounds per game (37.3) while Maine ranks 236th (33.4).
  • The Catamounts average 6.0 steals per game, which ranks 148th in the nation. The Black Bears rank 196th in steals allowed per game (8.4).
  • Maine is 22nd in the country with 2.4 blocks allowed per game while Vermont is 41st with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Catamounts average 25.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 62nd in the NCAA. The Black Bears rank 167th in three pointers allowed per game (22.5).
  • Vermont ranks 21st in assists allowed per game (10.0) while Maine ranks 121st (12.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Black Bears have scored an average of 72.6 points per game (13.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (6.5 above their season average).
  • The Catamounts’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.0, up from 10.5 for the season.