Planning on watching today’s Catamounts and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, RI, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. Vermont is favored by -2 in this America East conference matchup the against Bryant. The over/under for the game is set at 148.5 points.

VERMONT CATAMOUNTS VS BRYANT BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bryant Bulldogs +2

This game will be played at Chace Athletic Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE BRYANT BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Bryant pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Vermont Pull Off a Road Win?

With a record of 15-5, Vermont enters this game with a five-game winning streak. So far this season, they have gone 4-0 in America East play and 11-5 in non-conference games. On the road, the Catamounts are 5-4, and they have won two straight away from home.

For the year, Vermont has been favored in 12 of its 20 games, going 10-2 in those contests. Most recently, the Catamounts beat Binghamton by a score of 82-62.

As the favorite this season, Vermont has gone just 4-8 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Catamounts have an ATS mark of 3-7. On the road, Vermont is 4-5 ATS this year and they have gone 5-5 ATS in their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 for Vermont’s game against Bryant is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (138.6). Their over/under record is 6-10-1 and their games have averaged 136.6 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Vermont’s offense scored 82 points against Binghamton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.4%, and they went 13/18 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Catamounts have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 70th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 107th in percentage and 43rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Vermont defense is giving up an average of 64.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Vermont’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.3% this season.

Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, Bryant has gone 3-1 with an average scoring margin of +7.5 points per game. Their current win streak is at three games, and they have gone 5-0 in America East play compared to their 8-7 non-conference record. So far, they have been the underdog in 10 games, going 5-5.

In their most recent game, the Bulldogs defeated NJIT by a score of 70-55. Over their last 10 home games, they have gone 7-3, and their win streak is at five games.

As the underdog, Bryant has gone 6-4 vs. the spread this season and they are 12-6 overall. At home, the Bulldogs are 3-1 ATS this year and they have gone 5-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Bryant’s games this year (150.7). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their average scoring total in their last three games is 157 points.

Against NJIT, the Bryant had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.4 points per game. They scored 70 points and posted a field goal percentage of 37% in the game. Offensively, the Bulldogs have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 203rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 187th in percentage and 45th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 229th in the country, permitting 75.2 points per game. Bryant’s three-point defense is currently 71st in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.4% of their shots vs. Bryant.