Last Updated: 2017-11-17
The Vermont Catamounts (0-1), 6.5-point favorites, will go head-to-head against the Bradley Braves (2-0) in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase at Kendall G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 133.5 points and it is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017.
Vermont Catamounts vs. Bradley Braves ATS Odds
In their last matchup, the Braves were victorious over the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, 61-53, while the Catamounts were beaten by the fifth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 73-69.
The Braves had a much better turnover percentage (11.2 vs. 20.5) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.3 vs. 32.4). Vermont, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (9.9 vs. 13.1). Donte Thomas fueled Bradley with seven points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Vermont received a boost from Anthony Lamb, who put up 15 points and seven rebounds.
Bradley might have trouble finding the bottom of the net as they clash against one of the nation’s best defenses. Vermont ranks 25th in defensive efficiency, while the Braves rank 323rd in offensive efficiency since the 2016-17 season.
The Catamounts are 29-6 straight up (SU) and 5-5 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vermont games have had a tendency to finish under the O/U total since last season (70.0 percent).
The Braves, meanwhile, have records of 15-20 SU and 18-14-1 ATS since last season. A little over half of Bradley’s games have finished over the O/U total over that same period.
Vermont Catamounts vs. Bradley Braves Betting Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Vermont, ATS Winner – Vermont, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Vermont ranks 43rd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Bradley ranks 260th (7.7).
The Catamounts rank 14th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Braves rank 172nd (13.5).
Vermont ranks 46th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Bradley ranks 107th (3.2).
The Catamounts rank 12th in rebounds allowed per game (30.6) while the Braves rank 207th (36.3).
Vermont ranks 11th in three pointers allowed per game (16.8) while Bradley ranks 191st (21.7).