Vermont vs. NJIT America East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The No. 1 seed Vermont Catamounts (20-10, 14-2 America East) are favored by 18 points when they play the No. 8 seed NJIT Highlanders (7-22, 4-12 America East) in the America East Tournament Saturday at Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium, tipping off at 7:00 PM on ESPN+. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the America East championship. The point total is set at 137.5 for the matchup.
Vermont vs. NJIT Odds
- Vermont odds to win: -2857
- NJIT odds to win: +1413
- Spread: Vermont (-18)
- Total: 137.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Burlington, Vermont
- Venue: Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium
Who Will Win Vermont vs. NJIT?
Vermont and NJIT Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Vermont is 0-0-1 against the spread when favored by 18 points or more this season.
NJIT is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least a 18-point underdog.
These teams average 139.8 points per game combined, 2.3 more than the over/under of 137.5.
Vermont and NJIT have seen its opponents average a combined 2.3 more points per game than the point total of 137.5 set for this outing.
The average over/under Vermont has had in its matchups this year is 2.5 more points than this particular game’s point total.
Highlanders games this year have averaged a total of 139.6 points, 2.1 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Catamounts are 16-12-1 against the spread this season.
The Highlanders have gone 14-13-1 ATS this year.
Vermont Stats & Insights
Vermont has a +150 scoring differential, topping opponents by five points per game. It is putting up 72.5 points per game to rank 164th in college basketball and is allowing 67.5 per outing to rank 101st in college basketball.
Vermont pulls down 28.9 rebounds per game (315th in college basketball) while allowing 30.3 per outing to its opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.4 boards per game.
The Catamounts make 8.6 three-pointers per game (56th in college basketball) at a 35.9% rate (80th in college basketball), compared to the 7.1 per game their opponents make at a 35.4% rate.
Vermont ranks 24th in college basketball by averaging 101.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 259th in college basketball, allowing 94.1 points per 100 possessions.
At home, the Catamounts are posting 11.3 more points per game (80.5) than they are when playing on the road (69.2).
NJIT Stats & Insights
NJIT’s -147 scoring differential (being outscored by five points per game) is a result of putting up 67.3 points per game (293rd in college basketball) while giving up 72.3 per outing (247th in college basketball).
NJIT loses the rebound battle by three boards on average. It collects 31.6 rebounds per game, 183rd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 34.6.
NJIT makes 6.5 three-pointers per game (276th in college basketball), 1.1 fewer than its opponents.
NJIT ranks 285th in college basketball averaging 89.2 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 301st, allowing 95.9 points per 100 possessions.
The Highlanders score 67.8 points per game at home, and 66.8 away.
Vermont Key Players to Watch
The Catamounts leader in rebounds and assist is Robin Duncan, who pulls down 7.2 rebounds and distributes 4.4 assists per game along with scoring 8 points per contest.
Vermont’s leading scorer is Dylan Penn, who drops 12.5 points a game in addition to his three rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Finn Sullivan makes more threes per game than any other member of the Catamounts, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
Sullivan is a standout on the defensive end for Vermont, leading the team in steals with 1.1 per game and blocks with 0.8 per contest.
NJIT Key Players to Watch
Adam Hess puts up 11.3 points per game to be the top scorer for the Highlanders.
NJIT’s leader in rebounds is Kevin Osawe with 8.9 per game, and its leader in assists is Raheim Sullivan with 2.9 per game.
Hess hits 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Highlanders.
NJIT’s leader in steals is Raheim Sullivan (one per game), and its leader in blocks is Mekhi Gray (0.6 per game).
Vermont vs. NJIT Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Vermont 79, NJIT 61
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