Looking to win big? The Catamounts and Flames face off at 5:30 ET on ESPN2. The Flames are hosting the game at The HTC Center in Conway, SC. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 133.5 points, and the Flames are favored to win at home vs. the Catamounts.
VERMONT CATAMOUNTS VS LIBERTY FLAMES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Liberty Flames -4.5
This game will be played at The HTC Center at 5:30 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE LIBERTY FLAMES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Flames.
- Not only will Liberty pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Does Vermont Have A Chance at The HTC Center?
The Vermont Catamounts come into their game against Liberty with a perfect 3-0 record. In the three previous games where Vermont was the underdog, they have a 1-2 record. As of today’s game, Vermont holds a 2-1 ATS record. Looking back at their past ten games, which includes the previous season, Vermont has gone 6-2-1 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Vermont have had an average of 135 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 138.5 points. Their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Catamounts’ last five games have culminated with an average of 74 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
The Vermont offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Saint Louis. Overall their field goal percentage was 55.8% while connecting on 11 threes. The top scorer for the Catamounts was TJ Long with 16 points, while Matt Veretto also chipped in with 14 points.
So far this season, the Vermont defense has been performing well, ranking 13th in the country at 57.0 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Saint Louis, the Billikens finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 68 points vs. Vermont.
Will the Liberty Defense Show Up at Home?
Liberty is coming off a 83-66 victory over Wichita State and currently has a perfect 3-0 record. In their past ten home games, which includes games from last year, Liberty has gone 5-5. Entering today’s game, Liberty holds a 3-0 ATS record. Looking back at their previous ten games, including the previous season, Liberty has an ATS record of 7-2.
Through three games, Liberty has an over/under record of 2-0-1 with their games averaging a combined 147 points per game so far. The Flames’ last five games have finished with a combined 81 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1-1.
Liberty’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 83 points vs. Wichita State. Overall, they hit 41.8% of their shots from the field and went 13/18 from the free-throw line. Kyle Rode is leading the team in scoring at 19.8 points per contest. Brody Peebles has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15 going into the game.
At this time, the Flames’ defense is positioned 28th in the country, permitting 60.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Wichita State, the Shockers finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 66 points vs. Liberty.