Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Catamounts game? Catch the action at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT, as the Catamounts hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this America East conference contest is set at 145.5 points, with Vermont being favored by -8 at home against Bryant.

BRYANT BULLDOGS VS VERMONT CATAMOUNTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vermont Catamounts -8

This game will be played at Patrick Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE VERMONT CATAMOUNTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Catamounts.
  • Not only will Vermont pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Bryant Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

So far this season, Bryant has gone 17-10, including a 9-7 record on the road. The Bulldogs have gone 5-6 when they are the underdog. In their last game, they lost to Massachusetts-Lowell by a score of 86-77.

Over their last ten games on the road, Bryant has gone 6-4, and they are 4-1 over their last five road games. On the season, their average scoring differential on the road is -1.7 points per game.

Against the spread, Bryant has gone 13-12 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 9-7. As the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 6-5 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 games as the underdog have resulted in a 5-5 ATS record.

This season, the over/under record for Bryant is 12-13, and today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (151.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points, and during their last 10 games, the OU record is 6-4.

In their recent matchup, the Bryant offense ended with 77 points against Massachusetts-Lowell. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41% and made 5 threes. One area that the Bryant offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 162nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Bryant is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 75.5 points per game (258th). In today’s game vs. Vermont, the Bryant defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Bryant made 22 free-throws vs. the Bulldogs.

Is a Home Win Possible for Vermont?

At home this season, Vermont has been dominant, going 10-1 with an average scoring margin of +10.1 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, the Catamounts have gone 9-1.

On the year, Vermont has been the favorite in 20 of their 28 games, going 17-3 in those matchups. They have gone 22-6 overall, including a 12-1 mark in America East play.

As the favorite this season, Vermont has gone 9-11 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is just 4-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Catamounts are 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Vermont’s games this season (139.3). So far, 20 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points.

The Vermont offense is coming off a game where they scored 94 points against Albany. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.2% and connected on 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is TJ Long, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 11.8, while Aaron Deloney also carries a PPG average of 10 into the game.

This season, the Vermont defense has been impressive, holding the 11th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.4 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Vermont defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Albany knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 80 points.