Maine Black Bears vs Vermont Catamounts Odds
The Vermont Catamounts will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Maine Black Bears at Roy Patrick Gym in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Catamounts are 16-9 overall and 2-0 ATS ATS, while the Black Bears are 11-15 and 0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Vermont boasts a 2-0 on the OU, and Maine is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Catamounts - Black Bears odds would favor the Catamounts if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vermont is rated No. 135 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Maine is at No. 196. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-62 win for the Catamounts.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Vermont's No. 196-rated squad against Maine's No. 45-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Vermont rates No. 308 in the country with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 266 nationally with 5.2 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Maine owns the country's No. 310-rated mark, allowing 76.1 points per game on the highway. Vermont, on the other hand, rates No. 310 in scoring at home.
Maine won its last outing, a 64-60 result against Binghamton on February 16. Zarko Valjarevic scored 25 points for Maine on Saturday, leading the Black Bears to a 64-60 win over Binghamton at BU Events Center.
Vermont was a 65-48 loser in its last match on the road against Stony Brook. The Catamounts endured a 65-48 loss at the hands of the Seawolves on Friday, despite a 14-point effort from Sandro Carissimo at Stony Brook Sports Complex.
Maine home to Stony Brook, Sunday, February 24
Vermont home to Canisius, Saturday, February 23