The Catamounts and Bearcats are set to face off at 6:07 ET on ESPN+. The Bearcats will host the game at Events Center (Binghamton) in Binghamton, NY. In this America East matchup, the Catamounts are the betting favorite against the Bearcats. The over/under for the game is 142.5 points.

VERMONT CATAMOUNTS VS BINGHAMTON BEARCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Binghamton Bearcats +6

This game will be played at Events Center (Binghamton) at 6:07 ET on Thursday, January 18th.

WHY BET THE BINGHAMTON BEARCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bearcats.
  • Not only will Binghamton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Vermont Pull Off a Road Win?

Coming off a 76-55 win over NJIT, Vermont heads to Binghamton looking to extend its win streak to five games. The Catamounts are 13-5 overall and 3-0 in America East play.

On the road this season, Vermont is 4-4, and over its last 10 games away from home, the team is 5-5. As the favorite, the Catamounts are 9-2, and they have been favored in 11 of their 18 games.

Overall, Vermont has an ATS record of just 5-11 this season. Additionally, they are just 3-8 vs. the spread when favored this year. Their ATS mark as the favorite drops to 1-4 over their last five games and 3-7 over their last 10. On the road, the Catamounts are just 4-6 ATS this season and they have gone 2-3 vs. the spread in their last five road games.

This season, the over/under record for Vermont games is 5-10-1 and today’s line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.

The Vermont offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. NJIT. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.1% while connecting on 11 threes. The top scorer for the Catamounts was TJ Long with 17 points, while Jace Roquemore also added 14 to the scoreboard.

This season, the Vermont defense has been impressive, holding the 28th position in the country while permitting an average of 64.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Vermont’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.

Can Binghamton Lock in a Home Win?

After losing their last game to Albany by a score of 95-75, Binghamton enters this game with a record of 8-7. So far, they have gone 0-2 in America East play compared to 8-5 in non-conference games.

At home, the Bearcats have been perfect, going 4-0. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.

As the underdog this season, Binghamton has gone just 2-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bearcats have an ATS mark of 3-7. At home, Binghamton is 2-2 vs. the spread this year and 4-4 over their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Binghamton’s games this season (142.7). So far, 6 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 and the average scoring total is 158 points.

In their recent game, the Bearcats’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.3 points per contest. Armon Harried led the scoring for the Bearcats, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Symir Torrence chipped in with 13 points.

The Bearcats’ defense is presently ranked 182nd nationally, allowing an average of 72.9 points per contest. Against Albany, the Bearcats’ defense gave up 95 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Albany only made 10 free-throws.