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Crimson face Vermont Catamounts: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Harvard CrimsonVermont Catamounts
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | Roy Patrick Gym

Harvard Crimson vs Vermont Catamounts Odds


The Catamounts will try to cover the spread at Roy Patrick Gym on Thursday when they get a visit from the Harvard Crimson in college basketball action.

Vermont will face the 6-0 Crimson, who own a 4-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Catamounts are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Crimson are 1-3 favoring the OVER.

View Harvard vs Vermont Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 99-rated Harvard taking on the No. 236-rated Catamounts in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-67 win for the Crimson on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Vermont's No. 171-ranked scoring average of 68.7 PPG, against a Crimson defense rated No. 7 and allowing 52.8 PPG. The Catamounts FG% has averaged 47% to date this season, more than the Crimson shooters have managed so far (45.7% per game).

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.8 points per game. Vermont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.

Harvard won its last outing, a 59-49 result against Central Florida on November 26. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Keith Clanton scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Knights to a win (they lost 59-49 to Harvard at Atlantis Resort on Saturday).

Last time out for Vermont, they were a 64-62 winner as they battled Siena at home. The Catamounts grabbed a 64-62 win over the Saints on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Matt Glass at Roy Patrick Gym.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Crimson at Catamounts trends to consider:
Harvard is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Harvard home to Seattle, Sunday, December 4
Vermont at Yale, Saturday, December 3