St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Vermont Catamounts Free Prediction

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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (4-6) will travel to Roy L Patrick Gymnasium to take on the Vermont Catamounts (8-3). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Vermont Catamounts ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Catamounts were victorious over the Boston University Terriers, 78-72, while the Bonnies lost a winnable game to the Bucknell Bison, 88-85.

Vermont played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.1 and a free throw rate of 0.267. For those same stats, Boston University was 14.0 and 0.213, respectively. St. Bonaventure, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 15.9). Vermont rallied around Anthony Lamb, who had 19 points and 14 rebounds. LaDarien Griffin, meanwhile played a pivotal role for St. Bonaventure with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bonnies won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 81-79. St. Bonaventure had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.688 vs. 0.569). Vermont, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.3 vs. 23.8). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The Bonnies’ Jalen Poyser has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Lamb has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Catamounts.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams face off. Vermont currently ranks 280th in possessions per game (67.9) and St. Bonaventure is 267th (68.2).

St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Vermont Catamounts ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Vermont ranks 102nd in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while St. Bonaventure ranks 227th (19.3).
  • The Catamounts rank 31st in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Bonnies rank 60th (11.8).
  • The Bonnies rank 30th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Catamounts rank 96th (3.4).
  • Vermont is 11th in the NCAA with 4.6 steals allowed per game while St. Bonaventure is 60th with 5.7 steals allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Catamounts have scored an average of 85.0 points per game (8.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (4.9 above their season average).
  • The Bonnies have been outscored by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. On the season, St. Bonaventure has defeated opponents by an average of 4.6 points.