Vermont Catamounts at Stony Brook Seawolves Betting Prediction 02/20/20

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The Vermont Catamounts (21-6, 11-1 AmEast) head to Island Federal Credit Union Arena to clash with the Stony Brook Seawolves (17-9, 8-3 AmEast). The Catamounts will try to extend their 11-game winning streak. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020, and can be seen on ESPNU.

Vermont Catamounts vs. Stony Brook Seawolves ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Seawolves beat the Binghamton Bearcats 75-70, while the Catamounts easily got past the Binghamton Bearcats 76-48.

Vermont played a flawless game. They had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 5.2 (better than their season average of 15.5) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.7 (above their season average of 28.9). For those same stats, Binghamton was 12.7 and 15.0, respectively. Meanwhile, Stony Brook’s offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over Binghamton. The Seawolves had a rate of 24.4 (below their season average of 31.2), while the Bearcats posted a mark of 20.9 (below their season average of 27.4). Stony Brook received a boost from Andrew Garcia, who contributed 24 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Lamb, meanwhile was a key piece for Vermont with 19 points and eight rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Elijah Olaniyi led the Seawolves to an 81-77 win. He registered a double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Stony Brook had a better turnover percentage (16.0 vs. 18.5). Vermont, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (19-23; 82.6 percent).

The Catamounts’ Ryan Davis has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 13 points,5.2 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Garcia has averaged 15 points,7.4 rebounds,1.8 steals during that same time frame for the Seawolves.

Stony Brook might struggle to score as they square off against one of the country’s best defenses. Vermont ranks ninth in defensive efficiency, while the Seawolves rank 199th in offensive efficiency.

Vermont Catamounts vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Vermont, ATS Winner – Vermont, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Vermont averages 24.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 70th in the NCAA. Stony Brook ranks 257th in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).
  • The Seawolves rank 29th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Catamounts rank 92nd (3.4).
  • The Catamounts rank 20th in assists allowed per game (10.1) while the Seawolves rank 174th (13.2).
  • Vermont ranks 78th in rebounds per game (37.6) while Stony Brook ranks 207th in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Catamounts’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 17.8, up from 12.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Seawolves have scored an average of 74.8 points per game (3.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (5.2 above their season average).