Planning on watching today’s Catamounts and Billikens game? Catch the action at The HTC Center in Conway, SC, as the Billikens hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPN2. In this non-conference matchup, the Catamounts are the betting favorite against the Billikens. The over/under for the game is 142.5 points.
VERMONT CATAMOUNTS VS SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +1
This game will be played at The HTC Center at 12:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-68 in favor of the Billikens.
- Not only will Saint Louis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 141 points.
Can Vermont Pull Off a Road Win?
Vermont is undefeated in their first two games of the season. In the three previous games where they were favored, they were also victorious. Looking at Vermont’s ATS performance thus far, they have a 1-1 record. As for today’s game, it marks their first road contest of the season. In the previous year, Vermont went 9-9 vs. the spread when playing away from home.
Vermont comes in with an over/under record of 0-2-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 129.5 points per game so far. When analyzing the Catamounts’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 0-4.
In their most recent game, the Catamounts’ offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.3 points per game. For the season, the Vermont offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 58% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 9.7 made three’s per contest.
At this time, the Catamounts’ defense is positioned 9th in the country, permitting 53.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Vermont’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 26.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 11.0% this season.
Does Saint Louis Stand a Chance at Home?
After three games, Saint Louis has a perfect 3-0 record. In their last three home games, which includes last year, Saint Louis has a home record of 1-2. As of today’s game, Saint Louis holds a 2-1 record against the spread. Taking into account their performance in the previous season, Saint Louis has gone 5-4 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
So far, Saint Louis’ games have averaged 145.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 149 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Billikens’ games have averaged 80 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-3.
In their recent game, the Billikens’ offense concluded with 79 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 84 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Billikens offense has been good from outside, hitting 40% of their three-pointers on an average of 20 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.
At present, the Billikens’ defense is nationally ranked 56th, allowing 67.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Wyoming, the Cowboys finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 69 points vs. Saint Louis.