The Catamounts and Wildcats are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Wildcats will host the game at Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, NH. In this America East matchup, Vermont is favored by -8.5 vs. New Hampshire. The over/under for the game is 140.5 points.

VERMONT CATAMOUNTS VS NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Hampshire Wildcats +8.5

This game will be played at Lundholm Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will New Hampshire pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Does Vermont Have What it Takes on the Road?

With a 24-6 record, Vermont is favored by 8.5 points over New Hampshire. The Catamounts have won six straight games, and they have gone 19-3 as the favorite this season. They have also gone 10-5 on the road, and they have won three straight road games.

The Catamounts’ average scoring margin on the road this season is +3.9 points per game, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 road games. In their most recent game, they defeated Massachusetts-Lowell by a score of 74-62.

As the favorite, Vermont has an ATS record of 11-11 this season and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three games as the favorite. On the road, the Catamounts are 8-7 ATS this year and they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Vermont games is 7-20-1 and today’s line of 140.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 139.6. So far, 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Vermont offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Massachusetts-Lowell. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.4% and connected on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Catamounts was Aaron Deloney with 33 points, while TJ Long also chipped in with 12 points.

This season, the Vermont defense has been impressive, holding the 11th position in the country while permitting an average of 62.8 points per contest. So far, the Vermont defense is giving up an average of 6.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.4 times per game (357th).

Will New Hampshire Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

With a record of 15-13, New Hampshire is currently on a three-game losing streak. They are 7-8 in America East games, and their record in non-conference games is 8-5. On the season, the Wildcats have gone 7-4 at home, compared to 7-9 on the road.

For the season, New Hampshire has been the underdog in 14 of their 28 games, going 6-8 in those contests. They enter this game as 8.5-point underdogs. In their last game, they lost to Binghamton, 87-74.

As the underdog, New Hampshire has gone 9-5 vs. the spread this season. However, their ATS mark at home is just 2-9 this year and they are currently 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. Over their last 10 home games, the Wildcats are just 1-9 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in New Hampshire’s games this season (151.2). For the year, their over/under record is 14-12-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points compared to their season average of 149.8 points per game.

In their latest game, New Hampshire offense put up 74 points against Binghamton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 35.8% and made 9 threes. The New Hampshire offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 27.4 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 32% of their looks from outside this season.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 247th in the country at 75.0 points per contest. So far, the New Hampshire defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (563rd).