Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bearcats and Catamounts. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Catamounts at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT. Get ready to place your bets! This America East conference matchup has an over/under of 135.5 points, and Vermont is favored to win by -16 at home vs. Binghamton.
BINGHAMTON BEARCATS VS VERMONT CATAMOUNTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Binghamton Bearcats +16
This game will be played at Patrick Gymnasium at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE BINGHAMTON BEARCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Catamounts.
- Even though we have Vermont winning straight-up, we like Binghamton at +16.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can Binghamton Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
So far this season, Binghamton is 10-10, and they have won two games in a row. In America East play, they are 2-5, compared to their non-conference record of 8-5.
On the road, the Bearcats are just 3-8 this season, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games away from home. For the year, they are being outscored by an average of 11.5 points per game on the road.
As the underdog, Binghamton has gone 4-8 against the spread this season and just 3-7 over their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, their ATS record is 5-6 this year and 4-6 over their last 10 road games. However, over their last three road games, the Bearcats have gone 2-1 ATS.
Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Binghamton’s games this year (143.2). So far, the over/under record in their games is 9-8-1. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 131 points compared to their season average of 143.7 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Binghamton offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against NJIT. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.3%, and they made 3 threes. Offensively, the Bearcats have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 149th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 393rd in percentage and 344th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Bearcats’ defense is ranked 184th in the country at 72.6 points per contest. Binghamton’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the NJIT offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 66 points.
Does Vermont Have What it Takes at Home?
Entering tonight’s game, Vermont has won eight games in a row, and they are 17-5 overall. They are undefeated in America East play at 7-0, and their average scoring margin at home this season is +9.1.
So far, the Catamounts have been favored in 14 of their 22 games, and they own a record of 12-2 in those contests. In their last game, they defeated Albany by a score of 81-59.
As the favorite, Vermont has gone 6-8 vs. the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is just 3-6. Over their last three home games, the Catamounts are 2-1 ATS.
This season, the over/under record for Vermont games is 6-13-1. So far, the average over/under line for their games is 139.6 and their games have had an average of 136.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average scoring in their games this year. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.
Vermont is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 81 points versus Albany. This output is higher than their season-average of 73.5 points per game. In terms of offense, the Catamounts have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 72nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 165th in percentage and 54th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Catamounts’ defense is nationally ranked 15th, allowing 63.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. Binghamton, the Vermont defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Vermont made 17 free-throws vs. the Catamounts.