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Yale Bulldogs vs Vermont Catamounts Betting Preview

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Dec 3, 2:00 PM | John J. Lee Amphitheater

Vermont Catamounts vs Yale Bulldogs Odds


The Bulldogs will try to cover the spread at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday when they get a visit from the Vermont Catamounts in college basketball action.

Yale battles the Catamounts, currently sitting with a 4-3 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Bulldogs and 0-0 for the Catamounts.

View Vermont vs Yale Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 236-rated Catamounts in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-69 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Yale's No. 67 nationally ranked offense (76 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 120 at 64.1 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Vermont features the nation's No. 89-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Yale, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.

Vermont lost its last outing, a 55-48 result against Harvard on December 1. Vermont got 15 points from Four McGlynn but lost anyway, 55-48, to Harvard on Thursday at Roy Patrick Gym.

Yale was a 74-69 winner in its last match on the road against Hartford. Austin Morgan scored 26 points for Yale on Tuesday, leading the Bulldogs to a 74-69 win over Hartford at Reich Family Pavilion.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Sacred Heart are 3-5
After playing Hartford are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Catamounts at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Yale is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Yale is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Yale is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vermont

Next up:
Vermont at Saint Louis, Wednesday, December 7
Yale at Sacred Heart, Monday, December 5