The Vermont Catamounts (6-3) travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats (5-2) in a game that has the potential to be low-scoring. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
Vermont Catamounts vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Prediction
In the Catamounts’ last contest, they were topped by the Yale Bulldogs, 65-52. Converting at the free throw line was one of Yale’s biggest advantages. They were 15-17 (88.2 percent), while the Catamounts were just 5-7 (71.4 percent). Anthony Lamb led Vermont in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-23 shooting.
The Bearcats defeated the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels in their last contest, 72-65. The Bearcats had a turnover percentage of 14.0 (better than their season average of 20.0) and had a better free throw rate (0.311 vs. 0.238). With 14 points and eight rebounds, Cincinnati’s Keith Williams had a good performance.
This meeting figures to be low-scoring as a pair of the country’s best defenses battle. Cincinnati ranks 41st in defensive efficiency (95.8) and Vermont is third (93.9) since last season.
Vermont Catamounts vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Odds Pick
Free Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Cincinnati, O/U – Under
Vermont ranks 24th in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while Cincinnati ranks 277th (19.4).
The Bearcats rank 30th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while the Catamounts rank 281st (32.3).
Cincinnati ranks second in steals allowed per game (4.3) while Vermont ranks 146th (5.7).
The Bearcats rank 50th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Catamounts rank 144th (3.9).
Vermont ranks sixth in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Cincinnati ranks 48th (11.1).