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Bryant vs Vermont Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Catamounts Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bryant Bulldogs at Vermont Catamounts
  • Where: Burlington at Patrick Gymnasium
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Bryant +3.5, BRYANT +139 | VERM -174 O/U 150.0

Bulldogs Preview:

The Bryant Bulldogs will be looking to pick up their 15th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far, the Bulldogs have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. For the season, Bryant has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +3.5 point underdogs.

Bryant will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Sherif Kenney who is averaging 17.0 points per game for the Bulldogs. Kenney is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulldogs’ offensive gameplan is the play of Charles Pride who has hit 41.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.5 points per game.

Bryant comes into today’s matchup vs Vermont, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.9 points per game. Through 14 games, they have hit 43.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulldogs’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 257th in possessions per game.

Catamounts Preview:

Vermont will take the floor against the Bulldogs with an overall record of 7-8. Currently, the Catamounts have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 2-2. The Catamounts’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Vermont has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.

Vermont’s leading scorer this season is Dylan Penn who is averaging 12.47 points per contest. So far, Penn has accounted for 18.24% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.87 rebounds per game and 1.33 assists. Aaron Deloney is the second leading scorer for the Catamounts, averaging 11.8 points per game. Between him and Deloney, they are accounting for 35.5% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Vermont comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 626th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Catamounts’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.9 points per game. So far, 42.98% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 36.4%.

Free Spread Prediction: Vermont Catamounts -3.5

Heading into this matchup, with the Vermont Catamounts sitting as -3.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Vermont and Bryant are averaging 8.76 and 8.39 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Vermont has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Catamounts to cover at -3.5.

 


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